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to towel, or not?

Bob is in love with his cage area.
So trying to tame with him in it or on it is useless.
I've dug out one of my books from when I tamed Luna.
Parrot training by Bonnie Munro Diane.
It says to towel Bob to get him to the T stand 2 rooms away!
It makes sense to train him away from hes cage but risking seems cruel!?
Atm he comes out and sits on his cage but tries to bite if U go near with your hands.

Should I towel Bob?

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I wouldn't towel him. What I would do is get him to step up on a handheld perch then take him to a T stand away from the cage. You simply push gently the handheld perch onto his legs and ask him to step up onto the perch, once he's on the perch you can then take him to the T stand.

It's very useful to stick train all the birds. Sometimes when they're out of reach places you can just get them to step on the perch to get them down. Stick training is best to deal with aggressive birds without getting bitten . All my birds are stick trained.

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Yeah, he kinda climbs or runs away from a handheld perch.
I will persevere as I do not believe an aggressive bird should be allowed to enter or exit its cage without owners involvement.
Worked well with my Too!
Of course I already broke this rule with Bob

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I have had the same problem with my latest addition GCC. At first she refused to get on the handheld perch and kept flying off. I kept it up with the training and eventually she got used to the perch being infront of her and step on it, now it's not a problem anymore. Stick at it and don't give up.


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Will do,
Think we'd better have 15 minute training session later.

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I've towelled once...when I needed to clip Fred, my YNA. It's not something I would want to do, except in an emergency. I did use a stick perch often when he was new to me. I never need it now. Use the stick...it won't terrify your bird, as the towelling does.

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Bob was terrified of the stick but then he was terrified of taking a treat off me a little while ago.
Time and patience and no towel!
I towelled my 'too once.
She bit through it and I had to have my finger stuck back together!
I think you guys are right and Bob deserves more respect.

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The next time you stick train Bob, try moving to perch toward him very slowly, nervous birds don't like fast movements.

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I didnt move the stick! Bob just clambered round and round the cage!
He did eventually come near the stick!

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The same thing happened to me with Fred!


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Oh dear, Bob is going to be hard to train. He sounds like a stubborn old boy. I hope you'll succeed in your training.

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With patience and time I'm sure you will come right

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Thanks, I'll keep you posted on the taming Bob thread.
He'll come around.
He's not stupid, just stubborn and he's now nick named captain beaky or Mr bitey bird!

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