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firstirnkiwi
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training tricks

Post by firstirnkiwi » Wed Nov 17, 2010 1:30 pm

So I am still faily new to having my IRN, but i know it's a verysmart bird. I am so excited for him/her to learn to talk! What is the best way to teach this? i've already tought him to give kisses, but he only seems eager to do it if a treat is involved :P What are some other cool tricks that are pretty simple to teach my bird? fyi, he is roughly 5 maybe 6 months old now. Thanks!

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Re: training tricks

Post by ellieelectrons » Wed Nov 17, 2010 3:00 pm

Hi

The first trick I taught both my birds is the turnaround. I've posted info about these at this thread:
viewtopic.php?f=13&t=10975&hilit=around


I've got some footage of Janey doing turnarounds here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4l0kpUjzSVA

Here is a clip of a 6-year old teaching his parrot to do turnarounds:
http://goodbirdinc.blogspot.com/2010/05 ... ainer.html

Instructions on teaching a bird to turn around can be found here:
http://www.parrots.org/pdfs/all_about_p ... %20Cue.pdf

I like this as a first trick because it doesn't involve you touching the bird and it serves to build trust.

Have fun!

Ellie.

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Re: training tricks

Post by firstirnkiwi » Thu Nov 18, 2010 9:14 am

What a coincidence! After posting this questin yesterday i tought him to turn around! I just got his fav treats and would get him to turn around with the motion of the treat then i'd give him the treat, after about 10 times of that he was doing it on his own! He's so smart! Can you post videos on here? I'd love to brag :P I also taught him to give me a kiss about a week ago. Man, i love this bird!

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Re: training tricks

Post by tonian2 » Mon Jun 25, 2012 11:18 pm

This is such great information. And im definately trying the turn around trick. My boy knows a few little commands but that is way too cute :lol:

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Re: training tricks

Post by ellieelectrons » Tue Jun 26, 2012 12:35 am

Good luck with it!

Ellie.

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