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Bonding with my kakariki

Hi just wanted some tips on bonding with my kak, what can I do he is 3 months old and I have had him for about a week...I already feel he sees me as the one that looks after him and feeds him and just wondered what I can do to encourage him to bond with me and also ways to tell he is relaxed calls etc??? TIA x


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Kakarikis aren't very hands on parrots and they're also extremely restless. It's hard to tell when they're relaxed. I would give him plenty of treats and spend a lot of time sat next to his cage

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Training does wonders in increasing the bond. I would start off target training and go from there.

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Having a bird touch a stick (usually a chop stick) for reward. Bird will follow stick to touch to get treat so you are able to move bird where you like. Lots of applications for desensitizing, harness training, flight training etc. I am not on this forum much but I am sure it is outlined how to somewhere here. If not do a google search and I am sure you will have instructions on how-to in 0.0000056 seconds LOL

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http://aviancentral.blogspot.co.uk/ I am currently writing a series of articles on training and will soon be getting to clicker and target training

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