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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-13-2012, 08:29 PM Thread Starter
 
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Unhappy Tameing

Hi my name is Ariel and my companion's is Rio he is a cute little parrotlet whom I absolutely adore.

But he's not why I'm here. My grandmother has this beautiful Senegal Parrot named Steven, but he is very untame. I find it such a shame and I would like to tame him for her so she can have that wonderful feeling of being a flock. I'm very aware that the process will hurt more than once.

A little bit about Steven- My grandmother got him from a lady who just couldn't take care of him anymore and he came to her untame. I'm not sure how old he is but he is an adult (So he will be a little more resistant to change ). He will talk to you and doesn't shy away from people when they walk near his cage. He has a very good pinch (that was a my bad) Any ideas on how to tame this lovely bird??
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He's biting to get his own way.
Does he take treats from your hand?
Try negative reinforcement.
There's some great videos on YouTube explaining this.

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Welcome to the forum! We must have pictures of your parrotlet

A for the taming, it is possible. As Kate said, negative reinforcement works fantastic with birds. He is a little bit take if he doesn't shy away, so I'm thinking he was once hand raised. If he was completely untame he'd do everything to get away!

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Thanks and will post pics as soon as I can
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Just remember do baby steps. Start with treats through the bars until he likes it and then do it in the cage. Eventually he should think of the hand as good. When this happens make sure you hold your treat where he has to get on you to get it. That's how I trained my grey. And maybe he's just a bit cage aggressive. See if it works on tops of the cage maybe...


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So cute !

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Awww! He's adorible!


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I don't think negative reinforcement is the way to go. It will only make the bird dislike you. Punishment can harm the bird both physically and emotionally. I believe positive reinforcement to be a much better form of responding to your parrot's behaviour. By using positive reinforcement, ignoring bad behaviour and rewarding good behaviour, he will enjoy training sessions rather than loath them. Here is an article explaining this that may help http://trainedparrot.com/index.php?b...d+With+Parrots
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