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pattiB
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Ruh Roh.....

Post by pattiB » Mon Nov 25, 2013 9:30 pm

Well today it happened. Gracie enjoyed being out with us sooooo much she decided she didn't want to "go Home" as we call it. Yikes. I think I'm gonna have to find some Reallllly good fun stuff to entice her to want to go back home! Suggestions! Please!

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Re: Ruh Roh.....

Post by MissK » Mon Nov 25, 2013 9:35 pm

Use great food, favourite toys, and become boring.
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Post by pattiB » Tue Nov 26, 2013 6:50 am

MissK wrote:Use great food, favourite toys, and become boring.
I thought we were using great food and fun toys! lol....I don't wanna be boring :lol:
LoL Thanks.

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Post by warbuckle » Tue Nov 26, 2013 6:01 pm

Plain pasta, white rice or wholewheat bread works for me, or Ringer gets so tired from flying the circuit in my house he goes in voluntarily..lol. Thats why hes out 5 hours from wakeup and then another 4 in the evening


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Post by TiffandKari » Wed Jan 08, 2014 9:31 am

That's happened to me before! Mostly everyone says when a bird is hungry it will return to his cage but I had to grab my Kari with a tea towel as she was definitely more interested in the curtain rail than her cage :P
Either that or you can wait for the bird to tire himself out and eventually return, or you could encourage him with his favourite treats :D
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Post by AJPeter » Wed Jan 08, 2014 2:35 pm

If your bird will step up then cover their heads with a scratch and pop them back into the cage. Bingo!

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Post by MissK » Wed Jan 08, 2014 10:55 pm

OK, let me try to be more helpful.

Teach the bird to go home when you are not actually putting her away for the day/night. Practice frequently. Include shutting the door and waiting a few seconds to a minute or so, and letting her back out. Do it some more with waiting longer between times letting her out. Do it some more letting her go home, come out, go home, come out, go home, come out, until it is well trained. Do go home/come out exercises close to bedtime. Make going home a common and easy experience. Save a jackpot style treat for when you shut her in and make her stay there for the night. Be sure to go and get this treat AFTER she is in there, so she won't know when it's coming. Obviously, if she sees it in your hand, she'll know the score. Last, do not let bedtime be to only time you make her stay an extended period in the cage, or she will quickly figure out that nighttime is a risky time for going home, and she'll quit. This is probably what's happened to you now.

Let us know how it goes.
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Post by AJPeter » Thu Jan 09, 2014 3:12 pm

Yes that is good MissK!

But for Billie all l nead to do is close the top down and she knows it is either bed time or l want her go in and in she goes.

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Post by MissK » Thu Jan 09, 2014 9:18 pm

But *this* is a thread about Gracie.
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Re: Ruh Roh.....

Post by AJPeter » Fri Jan 10, 2014 1:26 pm

Ooops!

I keep forgeting other people sorry to Gracie, keep practising the going in ritual until for Gracie it becomes natural to go in when you want.

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