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Help taming an one and a half year old IRN

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supri23
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Help taming an one and a half year old IRN

Post by supri23 » Wed Jan 20, 2016 8:12 pm

Hello my name is Supriya. I am from Australia and I have a female IRN its been 5 months since purchased her when I purchased her she was 1 year old. Most of the times I tried taming but she is very scared and flies away like she doesn't stay in one place. Pls give me some ideas on taming my IRN.
Thanks Supriya

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Re: Help taming an one and a half year old IRN

Post by ringneck » Fri Mar 18, 2016 11:01 pm

First of all, welcome to the forum!

From your post, it sounds like your female ringneck is scared of humans in general. I don't know if she was hand fed, but it seems to be the she was parent raised. That being said, you want to back up a bit and reward her a lot with food.

Also, when you find she gets jittery or nervous, don't push her when she is in such a state. Rather, backup and gradually introduce her to a new situation through food and a lot of praises. Her mind has to work out that taming is not a bad thing. This confidence may take a few weeks, months, or years. However long it takes, just know that each birds is an individual and will learn at its own pace.

Try a search on our forums for "positive reinforcement." We have a great deal of other situations similar to yours.

We look forward to your taming efforts and posts! Welcome to our ringneck family! :D

Best wishes, :p


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