Hi Roz! It seems every member recommends asking you for advice on training. It's clicker training i wanted to know more about. I've had my beautiful cockatoo just over a week, hes had issues with biting in his recent past and before that his history is unknown. He has issues with plucking, breaking my heart to see him going at his new growth feathers right now. Can you offer any advice on either subject?
I found myself that I really need a help. We do have new family member, he is 5 years old . Screams a lot, bites and doesn't fly... for some reason we are 3 family....
The last women give him just because he doesn't talks and bites...
And here I would use all your help how to make a friendship with little buddy? Is that not to late?
I wanted to say that the screams are getting a little less. There not completely gone but I understand the poking my head round the door thing better as he goes quiet. I do feel that I have moved a little.
I am not sure with the loud wolf whistle, there seems to be no change. The whistle seems to have to meanings....I want attention.. I am loud back away!!
Also can I ask you about toilet training ideas? Popeye seems to have learnt this before with a previous owner and will SOMETIMES fly back to the cage. Other days he is just lazy and will do it on the floor. I have started calling it a whoops a daisy to see if he gets familiar with it with me, but this is not entirely successful. I think they might have had some sort of word before with it. I try plonking him on the cage and usually he wont get off. (help).
I am doing well with the parrot chop. I forgot to say that Pops loves fruit anyway. I cant sprout seeds. All my attempts have been a disaster. I have soaked mixed beans for night and cooked them but they seem a little too hard. Luguimes? can you explain them and how you do them?
Thanks so much Roz. I know you are busy helping a lot on here so dont hurry with reply...
Hi Roz , thanks for the great advice , this is going to be a long process I have found out that he was aggressive to everyone even his male owner and especially the teenagers of the house (male) . He Defoe paired to my daughter Claire she can do no wrong ha ha , he is quite talkative and loves his cuddle time on the sofa with me , I have taught him step up and shake hands so far ,he not fused on getting his nails filed but that's a work in progress , I can't seem to find a treat that he likes bar cheese and he not getting that ha ha . My son give him a little of his rich tea biscuit or toast and would love to be able to do what we do with him but he has drew blood that many times he won't come into the room when he out , he gets a lot of time out of the cage and his cage is his play ground and safe place , my husband says a divorce would have been cheaper ha ha x
hiya, i dont know if this is the right place or if theres a way to message you so sorry if if ive got it wrong.
but..... i think i know you from parrot-link. i was a member there for years (username stephie) & went to have a nosey again a few weeks ago but its gone! so i started looking for another forum & found myself here. there was definitely a member with a blue headed pionus called kobe. that bird is part of the reason my, almost 2 year old, son is called kobi. it would be cool if i bumed into a couple of old members. steph.