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  1. @ JesterClown:
    Hello I got a ringneck but I don’t know what to do. It’s scared of sudden movement, the owner who I got it from was not getting well with another ringneck always fighting. So that is one reason why. She climbs to the top of the cage and clings on to the cage. I put an extra perch that I had in my shed as she only had one small one. When do I let her out to fly or how do I make her welcome so she not scared. Thank you if you guys can help
    Today at 11:39 AM
  2. [IMG alt="DizzyBlue"]https://theparrotclub.co.uk/community/data/avatars/s/0/922.jpg?1702197310[/IMG] DizzyBlue:
    @JesterClown you need the training folder and our Roz's training threads read the ones about parrots who are fearful of humans I will tag you on them @Roz this person will require your assistance please :)
    Today at 1:30 PM
  3. [IMG alt="Wera"]https://theparrotclub.co.uk/community/data/avatars/s/9/9678.jpg?1637448929[/IMG] @ Wera:
    @JesterClown how long did you have her for?
    Today at 3:51 PM
  4. @ JesterClown:
    Only since friday. Been searching that i leave her in the cage for a wek
    Today at 5:46 PM
  5. @ JesterClown:
    Week until she get use to her surrounding
    Today at 5:47 PM
  6. [IMG alt="Wera"]https://theparrotclub.co.uk/community/data/avatars/s/9/9678.jpg?1637448929[/IMG] @ Wera:
    Yes it’s good idea to give her some time,
    Today at 7:28 PM
  7. @ JesterClown:
    ok thanks, she scared even if i get up or the door opens, but main thing is she is eating and drinking, i saw drinking today so thats good, but i notice she has scab on the top part of her beak, wondered if that from her climbing all the time
    Today at 9:53 PM
  8. @ JesterClown:
    even talking to her scared her, all i said was are you a good girl eating that food, with that she move back to the top of the cage
    Today at 9:59 PM
  9. @ JesterClown:
    i got a cockatiel from the same owner, she got scared at first but now she is a gem, she gets along with me great but still dont like to be touch, she like to sit by me when i let her out. i have had her for over 6 months now22 minutes ago
    22 minutes ago
 
:welcome: @JesterClown

Would love to see her cage set up if you can. She certainly needs more than one perch - it's great that you realised this.

To gradually gain her trust try to keep her body language as relaxed as possible which in the beginning might mean no sudden or quick movements on your part. It also might mean initially keeping to a distance comfortable for her so that she doesn't climb to the top of the cage or otherwise try to get away from you (except for when cleaning her out or changing the food and water bowls). It also might mean no direct eye contact for a while (very scary for some birds). Achieving relaxed body language as much as possible means that she will start pairing you with something good. Each time she is frightened enough to move away from you, you are pairing yourself with an aversive.

If you let her out, how are you going to get her back in? If you have to towel or chase her, again you are pairing your presence with an aversive. So the best way is to open the door when she is used to the breakfast routine. When she shows interest in the breakfast bowl, pretty soon after it is slotted in, you can try opening the cage door an hour or so before breakfast. Breakfast is a good meal to do this with as she will be more eager for her food. Theoretically, when she sees the breakfast bowl being slotted in, she should fly back to her cage herself to eat. No need to touch her. Then slowly close the cage door when she has food in her mouth so that the closing cage door is paired with something good. That way in the future, she won't try to escape the cage when you close the door. Try this on a day when you don't have to go out in case it doesn't go to plan! She may not even choose to come out that first time.

The initial time spent in her cage will allow her to get used to her new surroundings.

Meanwhile keep a look out (without obviously staring) as what her favourite foods are. Later you can use these as reinforcers for behaviours you want to see... like the step up (a long time in the future since this take a LOT of trust!), or going back into her cage, etc.

This is something I wrote which might help too:
 
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  1. @ JesterClown:
    Hello I got a ringneck but I don’t know what to do. It’s scared of sudden movement, the owner who I got it from was not getting well with another ringneck always fighting. So that is one reason why. She climbs to the top of the cage and clings on to the cage. I put an extra perch that I had in my shed as she only had one small one. When do I let her out to fly or how do I make her welcome so she not scared. Thank you if you guys can help
    Today at 11:39 AM
  2. [IMG alt="DizzyBlue"]https://theparrotclub.co.uk/community/data/avatars/s/0/922.jpg?1702197310[/IMG] DizzyBlue:
    @JesterClown you need the training folder and our Roz's training threads read the ones about parrots who are fearful of humans I will tag you on them @Roz this person will require your assistance please :)
    Today at 1:30 PM
  3. [IMG alt="Wera"]https://theparrotclub.co.uk/community/data/avatars/s/9/9678.jpg?1637448929[/IMG] @ Wera:
    @JesterClown how long did you have her for?
    Today at 3:51 PM
  4. @ JesterClown:
    Only since friday. Been searching that i leave her in the cage for a wek
    Today at 5:46 PM
  5. @ JesterClown:
    Week until she get use to her surrounding
    Today at 5:47 PM
  6. [IMG alt="Wera"]https://theparrotclub.co.uk/community/data/avatars/s/9/9678.jpg?1637448929[/IMG] @ Wera:
    Yes it’s good idea to give her some time,
    Today at 7:28 PM
  7. @ JesterClown:
    ok thanks, she scared even if i get up or the door opens, but main thing is she is eating and drinking, i saw drinking today so thats good, but i notice she has scab on the top part of her beak, wondered if that from her climbing all the time
    Today at 9:53 PM
  8. @ JesterClown:
    even talking to her scared her, all i said was are you a good girl eating that food, with that she move back to the top of the cage
    Today at 9:59 PM
  9. @ JesterClown:
    i got a cockatiel from the same owner, she got scared at first but now she is a gem, she gets along with me great but still dont like to be touch, she like to sit by me when i let her out. i have had her for over 6 months now22 minutes ago
    22 minutes ago
Sorry to chat in the shoutbox. I am new to this site. But that message has helped me. I will keep you posted. Many thanks
 
@JesterClown no worries many make same thought process that it's rather like Facebook. Ours is just to yell out stuff like coooeee to peeps we haven't seen for a bit of for Christmas wishes etc. Way to limited in characters acceptance to do most conversations plus for some weird reason not everybody can see it :noidea: it's a pain in the bum but am reluctant to do away with it as some can't figure out how to post on the forum.
technology advanced we stayed the same :rolleyes:
 
oh no, i when to put a toy in, and she flying scared in the living room,she on my curtain pole, ever time i get near her she like want to be, its like she scare. the cage i have is like an arch shape cage with a big door at the front and a double door hatch at the top where you can put a perch on (i put the perches in myself), the previous owner never let her out of the cage. iknow its not right to catch her while she is flying because i might hurt her. (By the way she is called Trixie)418932641_237852389282202_3487306819279760139_n.jpeg418851619_1436969910506238_4083094655454199320_n.jpeg
 
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Trixie is just having a great time god gave her wings
So unless you have to go out urgently sit down take a pew watch her explore if the only food and water she can get to is in the cage at some point she's going back in there. If there's some particular treat she loves pop that in there too.
Take down anything that is breakable that she could fly into.
If push come to shove and you absolutely have to put her back in I recommend a towel just wait for her to be lower down and drop it on top of her gently scooping her up inside it (and I mean gently)
High up is a place of safety for birds that's why they like the highest perch in the cage to sleep on.
Don't panic she's likely been desperate to come out and is obviously apart from being unfit from being caged all the time a proficient flyer which is good means she wasn't clipped as a youngster. :feel_loved:
Big doors are good by the way it stops them knocking themselves on the sides plus allows them to fly right back in if they so wish.


Lets see if we can get Roz to pop on with some tips. @Roz
 
Oooo I know who we can also tag who has experience of mischief makers with minds of their own :lol:
@Wera you got a minute with some tips what you use to get yours interested in going back in?
Obviously this little one will have it in her head going back in may mean never getting out again which is a thought that will need changing over time that its not a one off/ Flight helps them to exercise those chest muscles and clear their airways.
 
Bluey will always go if she sees food bowl being slot in or that I put treats into foraging toys, Blu is weirdo so usually she gets very enthusiastic about broccoli and kale being put into the cage…if you can close the door and contain her in one room so you avoid situation that she flies somewhere around house and gets in silly place, it might take time but I hope eventually she will go back to cage, Rio ( our previous parrot) had few flights like that, he was very keen on coming out but few first times were really scary eventually he always went back on his own but often I had to remove water bowl and he was coming back to the cage through water bowl slot mostly because food bowl was next to water bowl so once he was hungry he really wanted to come back but instead of using way he got out or coming back through open top he was just hanging around food bowl on outside of the cage
 
To be honest our relationship with Rio was pretty disastrous at the beginning, he was very scared of humans and really didn’t have good experience, but it got much better after around 3 months
 
Well done for being so beautifully patient with her!!

Remember what you did to encourage her back in… was it putting in her food bowl? Next time will be easier and faster. If she came down to eat, which is what it looks like in the pictures, next time try letting her out an hour or so before putting in her morning food bowl when she is hungriest. The slotting in of the food bowl will become her cue to go back in. If she will take a peanut from you, also give her one as soon as she enters the cage to make it highly reinforcing. Or if she won’t take one from you put it somewhere like in her food bowl.

You are doing so well! :feel_loved:
 
High squeak call is something to get used to, our girls do it a lot, sometimes when they are excited sometimes when they are scared, for people who come to visit us it mostly sounds same but we kind of learnt to differentiate between them
 
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