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by tekspek
Mon Sep 28, 2015 1:39 am
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: Hodel, Progress report, Benchmark Day, Total break through!
Replies: 26
Views: 3027

Re: Hodel, Progress report, Benchmark Day, Total break throu

Hodel and I had basically hit a wall. Her limit of interaction has taking food from my hand, some mooching, communicating vocally and that's about it. OH yeah and a bit of biting, which I have been ignoring. I decided tis time to advance a little. So I discovered that when I am asleep on the couch, ...
by tekspek
Sun Sep 13, 2015 1:44 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Sudden aggression.
Replies: 4
Views: 778

Sudden aggression.

Hodel has been preceding great. Shes 25 weeks now. She apparently likes to be near me. She takes food from my hand and has no fear of coming down to the table to mooch when I eat. She gets noisy when I leave the room and talks to me a lot with chirps and chortles etc. I've been very encouraged by th...
by tekspek
Sat Sep 05, 2015 11:10 am
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: To name or not to name
Replies: 4
Views: 1179

Re: To name or not to name

Artois of course. (^^^)
by tekspek
Mon Aug 31, 2015 9:01 am
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: Hodel, Progress report, Benchmark Day, Total break through!
Replies: 26
Views: 3027

Re: Hodel, Progress report, Completely confused now

Thanks for all the advice guys. It is definitely working. Hodel is consistently showing no fear of me now, even to the point that I have to get her to move out of the way just so I can clean up around her cage. Now instead of my trying to offer her treats from my hand, she has suddenly become a mooc...
by tekspek
Sat Aug 29, 2015 7:23 am
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: Hodel, Progress report, Benchmark Day, Total break through!
Replies: 26
Views: 3027

Re: Hodel, Progress report, Completely confused now

I think I'm finding this to be true. If I go about my business and talk to her and feed her little fruits and nuts, she seems to be much less skittish and lately she's been staying on the end of her cage that is closest to me. She went nuts last night when I tried out the banjo with her and got even...
by tekspek
Thu Aug 27, 2015 12:55 pm
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: Hodel, Progress report, Benchmark Day, Total break through!
Replies: 26
Views: 3027

Re: Hodel, Progress report, Completely confused now

Ill try to comprehend all this. There's a lot here and that's OK. I appreciate the input from all of you. I didn't try to get Hodel to step up last night at all. In fact I just let her be. She was out of the cage from the time I got home. I had some work to do and I was in and out of the RV all afte...
by tekspek
Wed Aug 26, 2015 12:53 pm
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: Hodel, Progress report, Benchmark Day, Total break through!
Replies: 26
Views: 3027

Re: Hodel, Progress report, Completely confused now

Thanks for the input all. I guess we'll be going back to the "want a grape Hodel?" stage and stay on that ground for a while.
by tekspek
Wed Aug 26, 2015 12:31 pm
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: Hodel, Progress report, Benchmark Day, Total break through!
Replies: 26
Views: 3027

Re: Hodel, Progress report, Completely confused now

I had heard that if you don't interact with ring necks daily, they will regress from any tameness they may have achieved. I don't know if that is true. I'm not sure how to define "interact" but I think that what you are saying is that , If Hodel is comfortable with coming out of her cage and taking ...
by tekspek
Wed Aug 26, 2015 11:09 am
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: Hodel, Progress report, Benchmark Day, Total break through!
Replies: 26
Views: 3027

Re: Hodel, Progress report, Completely confused now

So going back to just letting her come out of the cage and taking food from my hand and not trying to get her to step up or anything like that wont result in her losing any tameness?
by tekspek
Wed Aug 26, 2015 9:36 am
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: Hodel, Progress report, Benchmark Day, Total break through!
Replies: 26
Views: 3027

Re: Hodel, Progress report, Completely confused now

OK little has changed and possibly we're losing ground. She runs from me more than usual even though I am careful not to approach her cage too often. She still takes food from my hand but is extremely skittish about it and runs away as soon as she manages to grab it. On the other hand, She got on th...
by tekspek
Mon Aug 24, 2015 9:57 am
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: Hodel, Progress report, Benchmark Day, Total break through!
Replies: 26
Views: 3027

Re: Hodel, Progress report, now comletely confused

Hodel will take food from the palm of my hand. No matter how much space I give her or how slow and gentle I am, that is where it stops with the hand. She wont be petted or step up or allow my hand anywhere near her unless she wants whatever is in it badly enough to take the chance. So I noticed that...
by tekspek
Wed Aug 19, 2015 11:44 am
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: Hodel, Progress report, Benchmark Day, Total break through!
Replies: 26
Views: 3027

Re: Hodel, Progress report

My experience with birds has always been that by the time a bird was comfortable in your lap or shoulder they were already very used to your hand, in fact your hand is their ticket out of their cage. This bird is most comfortable with me when I am sitting down and my hands are out of play period. Iv...
by tekspek
Wed Aug 19, 2015 9:29 am
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: Hodel, Progress report, Benchmark Day, Total break through!
Replies: 26
Views: 3027

Re: Hodel, Progress report

Major breakthrough last night. I took Hodel out last night after work. She now looks forward to it because all the time I'm home she is out of her cage and usually stays on her playground. I set her, playground and all, on the couch last night to clean her cage and put in some new foraging toys. She...
by tekspek
Tue Aug 18, 2015 11:47 am
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: Hodel, Progress report, Benchmark Day, Total break through!
Replies: 26
Views: 3027

Re: Hodel, Progress report

I agree that leaving the cd for her while Im at work wont necessarily teach her to talk, but as I said she seems to be excited by the sounds of the IRNs when she hears them on the youtube videos. Shes been very silent since I got her, up till the first time she heard the videos. When I play them for...
by tekspek
Tue Aug 18, 2015 11:13 am
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: Hodel, Progress report, Benchmark Day, Total break through!
Replies: 26
Views: 3027

Re: Hodel, Progress report

Thanks. I'm only working 8 hours a day on this assignment so I get to spend a lot of time after work with the bird in the evening just one on one. Much of that time I just go about my business for the evening and stopping periodically to work with Hodel. She seems content to just watch. I stay in a ...
by tekspek
Tue Aug 18, 2015 9:08 am
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: Hodel, Progress report, Benchmark Day, Total break through!
Replies: 26
Views: 3027

Hodel, Progress report, Benchmark Day, Total break through!

Painfully slow is how I would describe it. After two weeks, Hodel (after Fiddler on the Roof character) has become less and less afraid of me and no longer instinctively moves to the side of her cage that is furthest from me when I approach or even walk by. I never put my hand in her cage, even when...
by tekspek
Thu Aug 13, 2015 12:25 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: New Member, Hodel's parent
Replies: 5
Views: 639

Re: New Member, Hodel's parent

After this, I'll post about Hodel in a proper forum. She did amazingly last night. She took treats from my fingers, although quite nervously. She came out of her cage for a treat which was a huge step for her. She played on her cage and playground and she has stopped instinctively moving away from m...
by tekspek
Thu Aug 13, 2015 12:13 pm
Forum: Share Your Flock With The Family
Topic: Beau Our Cockatoo
Replies: 0
Views: 1001

Beau Our Cockatoo

This is Beau pretty much reminding me that he is one bad Cockatoo when he needs to be. IE when I'm in his space, which is further defined as being within his sight of my wife. He's pretty jealous for her.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=p ... k_bW5_fNbI
by tekspek
Wed Aug 12, 2015 11:20 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: New Member, Hodel's parent
Replies: 5
Views: 639

Re: New Member, Hodel's parent

I guess I didn't adequately state. I put in perches etc all, including food dishes "Before" I transferred her to it. She was already scared before then. I don't reach my hand into a birds cage until I know they have complete trust and want to come out. I was a bit taken aback because, in answer to y...
by tekspek
Wed Aug 12, 2015 8:21 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: New Member, Hodel's parent
Replies: 5
Views: 639

New Member, Hodel's parent

Hello and thank you for adding me to the group. IRN's name: Hodel. (Owner and tamer named her Pacu, but have you googled Pacu? It's not pretty.) Age: 17 weeks Color: Olive Hand fed/tamed by person purchased from. Wings trimmed. Bird resume: Birds usually naturally take to me and I've always been fai...