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Default How to train my Parakeet to do tricks....

Just before Christmas, I got my first two parakeet's, and I would like to train them to do tricks!

What are some tricks that are easy for a begginer trainer to do, and easy for a parakeet to learn??

I saw on a video on the internet, that a guy could make his keet spin on command.... is that hard to do??

Sorry for the newbie questions, but I'm new to parakeets.

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I know clicker training has been useful for some budgies with training. This is because it is predictable and consistent.

http://www.talkbudgies.com/showthread.php?t=6526

Ultimately, you can decide whatever it is you want your budgie to learn...just try to keep it pretty simple, especially at first.

I have never trained my budgies to do anything in particular, other then step up onto my finger....and to do so repeatedly.....so I'm only speaking from a theoretical viewpoint....

I am sure other members will have some thoughts too.
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Targeting is a great first skill (I teach it to dogs, and apparently bird trainers recommend it as well.) Basically you are rewarding the bird for touching a chopstick (or dowel or some other appropriately sized stick) with their beak. Once they can do that, you can use the stick to help them move in a circle (that's how I taught my dog to spin) or whatever else you want to do. Plus targeting is a simple simple thing to teach.

If you do a youtube search on clicker and bird, you'll probably see some target training.

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Yes, clicker training is perfect for budgies. The easiest trick is the skateboard trick.
The bird follows the target stick right onto the skateboard...
You can also make the bird spin or do flips on a perch. I have not done that yet myself....
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Yes, clicker training is perfect for budgies. The easiest trick is the skateboard trick.
The bird follows the target stick right onto the skateboard...
You can also make the bird spin or do flips on a perch. I have not done that yet myself....
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Too fun! My son's were flipping out over this Skate Boarding Budgie! I'm going to have to look into this training method.

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I have a clicker.... but my keet's wings are clipped..... I would like to teach them to spin, and do flips..... Can anyone shead some light on this??

That Keet on a skate board is so cool!!

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Spinning and doing flips can be done with clipped wings. Those two exercises are described in the book in detail. (Clickertraining by Ann Castro)

I came up with the skateboard trick by myself. The bird follows the target stick on to the skateboard. I put some treats on the skateboard first so he isn't afraid of it.

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When I started clickertraining with my newest budgie I took a video. He can do the skateboard trick too. But I haven't been able to take pictures. By the time I get the camera ready, he steps off
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Nice video!! Beautiful Parakeet!!

Does anyone know of a web site that tells you how to train a parakeet to do spins, and flips??? Preferably with hand signals......

Thanks,
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I've began target/clicker training my keet's today.....

I let them bite the target stick (a wooden skewer, with the tip cut off) and then I click, and give them Millet.....

Am I doing it correct?

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