In Reply to: Re: nervous bird. posted by Deborah on Mon, Oct 08 2012 at 08:26 PM CDT:
: Absolutely not too late! We got Scooter at 11 months after he'd been stuck in a pet store for 7 months with very little handling. He is inherently bold as brass and did not take long to start interacting.
: They do have personalities, some are more timid than others. You may need to take some time and go slow. Did the breeder teach stepping up? If not, you may need to do a bit of training.
: It's better to bribe and be patient than to try to force anything. Go slow and give him a chance to adjust. Start by offering treats by hand and initially settle just for the bird taking them.
Thanks. He is finaly comming around. I bribe him with sunflower seeds and he hesitates to step up but he does occasianaly. He does like to nibble on my hands and does draw blood sometimes...
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