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Old 02-19-2014, 07:52 PM
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Cool Freedom at last!

some of you may remember the 2 new rescues i got in december that came from not so great conditions. the were in quarantine for a little over a month and then february 2nd i finally got them out of the "troublesome" triple roof cage and put them in a smaller [temporary] cage. they were still pretty nervous and i was doing a little bit of my normal training with them.

after being inspired by bird tricks.com, i started clicker training them on friday the 14th. the next day i had them stepping up. i was truly amazed at the progress. now, only the 6th day of training them, i took them out! which is a huge step forward for all of us- the fastest i have trained is 4 months, and now i just trained 2 wild guys in 6 days.

Leo was the only one i was originally going to take out today.

a little bit about leo: he was one of the two first birds my friend got. he was always the more timid one and he has only come out twice in his life and wasn't really that tame when he did.

leo is now the star in this weeks training and even steps up onto my finger, but only in the cage. i too him out this morning, starting with the tabletop gym right next to their cage.


then, either he climbed up or i put him on top of his cage. i bought pickles over; she and baby bird will be their cage mates when i get a new flight cage.


i took him out and put him back several times. then i moved him to the cage top gym on my new flight cage. i took both pickles and baby bird over to see him. he warmed up to pickle some






pickles: "oh look at this cute boy who is just my type!"


FLUFF!


leon: "pickles! how dare to talk to another boy! i am your true lover"


they are all so color coordinated!


and then we get to Ace.

a little about Ace: he was bought [on what seemed to be a whim] and he was never quarantined/ trained/ etc etc. he was just as nervous as leo when i took them in. he is not as good with the training, but he turned out to be good enough to be able to come out (he was just looking to come out while leo was out!). he gets nervous in certain situations still and sometimes acts as if he can't see you or looks around nervously. he has been getting better.

him stepping up


now, before Ace ever came out, i decided to take leo onto the tree on one of his short out of cage 'training' sessions (he came out a LOT today). he did fine for his first time, a little nervous and baby bird was pecking at him which didn't really help…


about to jump up




little Ace


bobby singing to Leo.. at this point ace is looking to come out and i take him out the next time i took leo out.


annnnnddd… Ace's first time EVER out of the cage!!






and then i put them back for a while, and then took them out onto the cage top gym and let them stay out for the remaining 2 hours before it was time for everyone to go back. Ace was afraid of the mirror and then he got used to things. they eventually calmed down and preened and sat while i cleaned the cages. i again put pickles and baby bird with them. pickles sat with leo and baby bird sang to Ace, which he wasn't sure about tomorrow is a new day and i am so glad that they are now getting the well deserved freedom and love. i am sure that they will quickly come out of their shell!


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Old 02-19-2014, 07:57 PM
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Oh my gosh they are absolutely adorable! I love the pictures They look like they are having so much fun. Congrats on taming them so quick
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Old 02-19-2014, 08:00 PM
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What a great post! You have such a nice setup for your birds.
Great progress on the training! It just shows that it is possible to train a whole flock of budgies.
Your budgies look very happy and healthy.
Congratulations!

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Old 02-19-2014, 08:02 PM
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thanks they are living in paradise compared to their 'past' life! lots of love here
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Amazing pictures!

They all look so happy!
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Old 02-19-2014, 08:16 PM
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They are lovely. I love the green paint on your walls. They have a nice set up.
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Lovely birds you have there. Believe me, they love their freedom. Mine stay out until bedtime, when they all go in by themselves. Only once in awhile, Sunny likes to play chase me, I don't want to go in. I finally trained him, and when he hears, get,get, get, get, he flies right to his cage and goes in.
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Love the pictures and stories that go with them! My favorite picture is the one where Pickles is admiring Leo.
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Lovely birds you have there. Believe me, they love their freedom. Mine stay out until bedtime, when they all go in by themselves. Only once in awhile, Sunny likes to play chase me, I don't want to go in. I finally trained him, and when he hears, get,get, get, get, he flies right to his cage and goes in.
You are lucky that yours go back on their own! My guys would stay out all night if they could. They are usually pretty good about me putting them back, I just have to do put them back when they are quiet and not singing with eachother
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They are beautiful, and lucky to have you! (Also, I think Pickles is maybe the best name EVER, love it!)
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