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pickles comes out!

Mrs. Pickles is one of the 4 keets i adopted august 25 of this year. i will admit i havent had much time to train. they get trained when i clean the cage, which is every other day. i also feed them millet through the bars when i see them. pickles was the least fearful in the shelter and her in cage training is good. she has come out like 3-5 times on the tree to play with leon [and ignore butch] her out of cage training is minimal and she likes to hop back on the tree before i can put her back. this is the part where i need advice. how should i get her better at coming out and going back? i really want to clip her wings, or at least leave one flight and clip 3-4 inner flights (she flies away and i get frustrated. she is happy to be out, not scared.). i have never had a flock before, so training and adding them to the group that comes out is all new to me.


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here are some pics from her first few times out. leon loves her (and everyone) so they were moving around a lot poor butch is a loner again because leon chooses pickles over him














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Awh cute! Glad she's able to come out now. The best way to control a budgie flock IMO is be armed with millet. Don't make food abundant at all times. Feed fresh in the morning and seed in the evening. Between those times try getting them to take millet from you. Move further back until they start flying to you. It's easier to teach than stepping up
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i have seed on the tree for when leon and butch come out for a few hours so i dont have to keep putting them back for food breaks. i do try to feed them millet on the tree, but leon and pickles love each other so much that they dont care leon might take a bite but then they are back to singing and jumping around. when i put leon and butch back, she still hops around and she only stays on the perch a second and then flies back.... same when she get on top of a cage- once she gets on, she will only jump on the perch then jump off making it impossible to get her off. its really making me frustrated

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Pretty budgies! I don't know the answer to your problem, though. I have one linnie who is more reluctant about coming out than the other one, so I use my "good" linnie to help with my more difficult linnie. Monkey see, monkey do. Pickles see, Pickles do?


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My bird shop trims my linnies wings, the first 4 flight feathers only, it does make life easier. They fly just not straight up or far.

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I have tried monkey see monkey do and it doesn't work... Pickles is weird like that. I have been waiting for a warm day to bring them to get their wings clipped

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Why wait for a warm day? I take my birds out in a carrier just cover it up.

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Because last time I brought them in the winter, Lenny got sick and died it will be warm this weekend so I am planning to bring him

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