Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Auckland NZ
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I do not know about taking adult birds from the wild and taming? That could be a tall ask!
But taking a baby from the nest is doable with a lot of birds.
Now do not throw things at me!
When I was a young boy in the UK I had a pet Magpie and my mate had a pet Jackdaw. We were from poor families and would never of been able to afford parrots.
We used to watch the nests and climb up and check on the young til they were ready to take. Just before they could fly. We did not clip them. Jacko's bird used to fly down to him in the school play ground some days, too every body's delight.
Both were taken as babies from the nest and bacame very tame.
Here we have or did have a guy taking SC2 young from nests and selling them on.
As to where they can become a snuggle bum or not I would not like to make that call.
But I know you can tame aviary birds and they can become super company.
I agree with Daisy about trying to work with flighted birds. It is just magic when they come to you because they want to be with you.
And I will always claim a flighted will get a full cardivascular work out and a bird with restricted flight will not.
As for getting them back in the cage. I feel a good option is to only feed them in the cage to start with and to make sure the cage is seen as their safe zone. Then at some point they will want to go back there. Once they are fully trained this is not so important.
A tribute to my lost ones. RIP.