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whats harder to train?

i am just wondering whats harder to train: (non- handfed)
budgie-cockatiel
cockatiel- conure
grey- macaw
grey- 'too
macaw- 'too

lets say the birds are from a pet store or adopted.

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Budgies are definitely harder to tame than Cockatiels in general, can't say for the other birds though.



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Budgie conure grey too too xD

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It really varies from bird to bird. Some are really responsive, some not so much. I've seen some budgies loaded with tricks and super responsive to clicker training and greys that snub any sort of training and talking and just entertain themselves It's all in their personality an finding what motivates them best




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Depends on personality :/
Budgies are easier then some tiels IMO and experience, tiels are far more shy
MAcaw to 'too I'd say a Macaw (far more gentle and a but shy)
Conure- I really don't know, I've only worked with tame ones
grey to too.... depends
grey to macaw... kinda equal?

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I dont know.
But I'd go for the least bad bite!
Saying that, Luna my Too was fully flighted and wild!
I mean proper take your finger off wild!
And after a few years cuddly tame.
However not without those stick on stitches (butterfly?)
And some superglue.
I think tiels are easy peasy!

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Interesting. Thanks everyone!

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your welcome, are you planning on getting more fids??

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me personally- yes i am planing. but to my parents, no i cant get anymore!
i always like to be prepared!

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I'd rate budgies and tiels as the easiest.
Conures are a step above that, except for non-hand-fed adult lovebirds. Suspicious little wolverines by then.
I'd put the macaws next, but we did get that older red belly to come onto the store owners arm willingly.
Big wild cockatoos are the worst I've dealt with personally. The memory of a wild-caught Mollucan for his big bites and his strong will stands out. We never did get him to step onto the hand. And yeah, those Steri-Strip wound closure thingies are a godsend!

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blackjack and picasso the lovebirds are completely wild and theyre really tame its really unusual for that to happen though
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i think if i had a chance to get one i wouldnt, but i do think lovebirds are CUTE!

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