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Hi all, as some of you know I just got a Linnne a week ago. First, all of you say what your parrots eat, all the veggies, fruit and just about anything you put in front of them.........How did you get them to do this??? Did you introduce one food at a time for a while or just gave them whatever you had??
If there are seeds in his cups he will NOT even look other foods, unless maybe it's a piece of apple. This morning I took his seed out and gave him a bunch of veggies, most of the time you could tell he was REALLY P___
then I warmed them up and he finally started to some of it. So I need help.
I know he can live on seeds alone.
Next training. He is friendly, comes out of his cage and plays top but does not "step up". He doesn't mind my hand in his cage or my finger close to him but will not let me get to close to his feet so he can step up. I just need to have a guestament (sp) time frame that it might take him to learn this. I know there are lot of variables, how much time I spend trying, Birds mood and so on.
ok I thinks thats about enough from me for a while.
Thank You in advance for any info.
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I feed my fresh foods first thing in the morning, when they are most hungry. Fill up a bowl of seed and I think it would be almost impossible for them to bother with the fresh foods! As they're hungrier, they'll be looking for their food. Keep offering a different variety of food daily (or try making chop) and then feed whatever else you want them to eat in the afternoon the breeder should of weaned your linnie onto plenty of fresh foods and so you shouldn't have trouble to the extent where they ignore it all once you get a feeding regime going

As for stepping up, he may just not know how! Push your hand gently against his belly and he will soon place his foot on you, or both. Say 'step up' each time you do this. Eventually when you ask him to step up he will put his foot up for you

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I also bribed my conure to step up... I put my finger in front of his belly just above his foot level... Held a treat just out of his reach... When he stepped onto my finger to reach for the treat I said Step Up in a very excited voice... Good Bird !! And gave the treat... It did not take long!
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