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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-27-2011, 04:07 AM Thread Starter
 
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How to Make Friends with Lorikeet

My new rainbow lorikeet, Crayola, has been with me for 3 days now and it seems that every time I go to play with it, it hurries away from me and crawls up its cage up and away from me! I know it will take time for Crayola to trust and bond with me, but how do I do that if it avoids me? When I first got it, I did reach in the cage to grab it out, and it would use its beak to hold on to the bars, perch, anything, to stay in.. I dunno.. maybe I traumatized it already? How do I regain its trust?

It makes me really sad to see Crayola not want to play with me, so please help!!

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Just take is slowly , sit next to his/her cage and talk to him. Then when he is comfortable with that offer him treat from your hand and slowly build his trust . Don't try to force him to come out it will just scare him if you grab him and take him out when he doesn't want to . Just remember baby steps. Hope this helps

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Firstly give him a week or two to settle in and become confident just having you around and changing his food and water.

Start by sitting near the cage, talk to him a lot and move slowly around him, he should get the idea that you're not a threat. Once he seems more curious and wants to know what you're up to you can find out what his favourite food is and feed it him through the bars. I'd keep doing that until he is confident enough to waddle over to you. Then try leaving the cage door (or if open top then leave that open too) open and let him come out by himself so he can get more confident coming out of the cage and he'll know that he can do everything in his own time and that he wont have to rush. Try the food thing to get him to step up on to you. You may find that stick training would be best for the more nervous bird. I tend to always teach my birds to step up on to a stick firstly before trying to get them on to my hands. Over time he should settle down. Play with him and offer him toys with your hands. I'm sure he'll come around eventually

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You must let the bird come to you at his own time.
Give him the respect, courtesy and the dignity due to another intelligent sentient who is your equal.
He will repay you with love and magic in return.
Never try to hurry that process or you will fall further and further behind and you end up with a bird that fear you and want to bite you.

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