Hi MissK. Dudes loves the lure. To get him back in his cage I will use both the step up perch plus the lure to keep him interested and going in the direction of the cage lol. I have used just the lure, showing him a nice bowl of treats and putting them in his cage in front of him, but the pleasure of being outside his cage outweighs the need to go back in, so this, nine times out of ten, gets ignored.MissK wrote:Hi Loo,
Did we talk about using a lure? Bring me up to speed on Doodlebug's reaction to lures, taking treats by hand, and his top five treat foods. Do you use a steel food cup?
We can totally work on this, though I think we should start a fresh thread, maybe called "How to get the parrot back in the cage"....
His five fave treats are Sweetcorn, Pear, apple, walnuts in their half shell and anything I'm eating We have discovered at the weekend he goes crazy for the sweet chestnut in its shell, a little bit opened for him to start him off.
I do use a steel food cup yes.
Getting him back in his cage using the step up perch isn't really a major problem though obviously I would prefer him to go in when the time is right. I am spending most of my 'worry energy' fretting about our bond and how I can 'cure' him of his skin aversion. If that is what he is bothered about...
I am turning into someone with attributes I hate in a person where Dudes is concerned! I am needy. I want him to love me. I think about him constantly. I worry if he is eating right. I want him to be happy. I want to be with him every minute of every day.
Do you think I'm in love? And slightly Cuckoo?
I know it seems like it is taking forever but you will get there with Aero, you have already seen small steps in the right direction, carry on being patient and Areo will thank you for it Whats the latest?AlphaWolf wrote:Hello Doodlebug,
I agree with MissK about making a new thread. I myself are having problems with Aero atm. By the end of the new thread you will have a lovely tame bird . And maybe Aero might just take food from my hand.