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IRN behaviour,

Hi all, what does it mean if an IRN

- fluffs up her cheeks ?
- bites and screetches ? ( not all the time )
- rips a treat out of your fingers and chucks it on the ground ?
- then suddenly takes a treat out of your fingers in the most possible gentle way ?

We only got her yesterday and I am aware that she needs to settle in which can take quite a time ( she is 2 years old we were told ), but I also want her not to develop bad habits. Today she ate some seeds out of a clear plastic bowl so she could see my hands.... she also tasted one of my finger and I was brave even if her chew was bit bloody....
I want to build her trust with patience, any more tips? I read the stickies too.
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Try looking up my old thread - taming Bob.
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Bob was a rescue IRN.

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Taming Bob was a great thread. I think if anything she needs to settle. Puffy ringnecks are angry ringnecks!

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Do you have a link to this thread please ? Thankies

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Hopefully it works as I did it on my phone.

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Oh I remember those screeches from my IRN's in the past . Puff up - lunge to bite - miss - then screech in frustration , yes I remember all too well :P
All angry behaviour .
You have to watch out while giving them treats .One of mine often pretended to be nice just to take a chunk of my fingers off . I had a very sneaky female :P
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She is very gentle by taking the sunflower seeds and I praise her with "good girl" but she yells when I do sth to her cage, like cleaning or changing the food dishes put fresh food / water in.... and geez did she think today my ear is a wooden one .... ouuuuch, it is still throbbing after 10 hours since it happened.... :P

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Do you have a clicker at all?
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No I haven't yet.... will get one asap, THANKIES

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Will pick up the clicker tomorrow, btw I gave Tilly her first misting and she lifted her wings and shook her tail.

After a few mists then she screetched, so I stopped. I think it was ok for the first time.

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Alexandrines being misted - YouTube Was she doing this ? Some birds like it and some don't, maybe she hadn't been misted before? I know some birds freak out like this when they get their first misting hehe

If she doesn't like it you don't want to associate water with fear. Try again in a few days and stop when she's had enough like you did today
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Alexandrines being misted - YouTube Was she doing this ? Some birds like it and some don't, maybe she hadn't been misted before? I know some birds freak out like this when they get their first misting hehe

If she doesn't like it you don't want to associate water with fear. Try again in a few days and stop when she's had enough like you did today
LOL, how cute your darlings are ! No, she didn't do it quite like Kona and Sampson I think she wasn't sure about it, this is why I stopped and want to giver her another mist in a weeks time. ( My Joe behaves like this though, all fluffed up and small eyes and swaying on my arm when I take him into the shower ) I don't know if I ever will be able to take Tilly into the shower.... we will see

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Tilly's so pretty.
btw, some people don't actually use clickers. they just use a pen - with the clicky end. it works quite well i think

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btw, some people don't actually use clickers. they just use a pen - with the clicky end. it works quite well i think
We got the clicker today, now I only must make sure how to use it correctly

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She may not like the shower. Kona loves a fresh bowl of drinking water or to be misted but he won't go near the shower and Sampson sometimes enjoys being misted but will not get into it like Kona will just because he's the most nervous and less outgoing of the two
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You can start with the clicker just by clicking it and immediately give a treat... From your fingers if she will without biting , or dropped in a dish if not... The foundation of clicker training is for her to know that sound means a treat.
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flapping wings on top of her cage

Hi every one,

Got another question or two...
Every time in the evening when hubby and I sit down to have tea, Tilly climbs on top of her cage and flapps her wings as if she wants to fly but stays in one place accompanies with some screetching.

She also scratches her head with one of her feet sometimes when I scritched her. Does she tell me to stop and go away?

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The first thing sounds like she's trying to get your attention so you'll give her some food and the second sounds like she's just scritching her head, nothing bad
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