07-07-2019, 05:24 PM
Please do not create multiple threads asking the same question.
I've deleted your duplicate thread where you asked again about Jasper's recent change in behavior and bypassing your finger when you want to move him.
Jasper is going to have to readjust to being back at home.
Additionally, it sounds as though he has decided he likes being more independent rather than acquiescing when you wish him to be moved.
You can start over with step up training in the cage or you can train him to go back into his cage himself.
I have untamed budgies that go back in their cage because I've used positive reinforcement training to teach them they will get a reward when they do so.
Initially, when I was ready for them to go back in the cage I would first dim the lights and pull down the shades in the room. If the radio or TV was on, I turned it off.
Then I would stand by their cage and ringing the bell on one of their toys while telling them, "It's time to go in your cage now!"
Once they went back into the cage, they were given a small bit of millet.
This method worked well and they now go in the cage when asked to do so without the lights being dimmed or the blinds lowered and the TV or radio can stay on.
Getting the millet reward is the best part of "going back home"
Last edited by FaeryBee; 07-07-2019 at 05:31 PM.