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Old 03-20-2015, 11:59 AM
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I have been training my 2 boys to jump on the perch, Geoffrey does it within a minute of me placing the perch infront (i usually do this to get them back in the cage) so Geoffrey is no problem, hes doing well, but Giggles walks away from my perch and never goes on it. He has stepped up on it once or twice but whenever i want to get him back in his cage he wont step up. He will fly around, walk away, anything to not go back. He eventually climbs back in on his own terms. Is this him not trusting me, (even though he has done it once and sees Geoffrey happily jump on perch to go back home) or is it Giggles just showing whos in charge.....blatantly not me!
Any ideas on where i can get him to come in on my terms to also boost a bond and help with the training??

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Old 03-20-2015, 05:11 PM
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Sounds like you have a stubborn budgie who is still early in his training process. I would offer treats like millet behind the perch and practice lots when he is out (in short bursts of 3-4 minutes, spaced at least 10 minutes apart). Make him see that stepping on the perch doesn't immediately equal going into the cage and reward him for his good behavior. You can also reward Geoffrey, as Giggles might mimic the behavior to get the reward.

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I would go with Bethany's suggestion and see what happens, he sounds like he is wanting to be in charge LOL.
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Consider that when you ask them to go back in the cage, you're asking them to give up the freedom to fly around the house. So it has to be worthwhile! Our birds are smart enough to be able to weigh up the choices on offer and make a choice, based on previous experiences.

For me, I make sure Wiki is only fed in the cage (except for training rewards), and have done ever since he was a baby. If I need him to do a cage return outside of meal times, if he's not keen to go back, I will always sweeten the deal with a bribe - you could use food or a favourite toy that is only available in the cage. I try extra hard to make sure that cage return stays the positive experience that it should be.
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Thanks all, I do give Geoffrey and Giggles millet when they go in the cage so they do no they are getting a treat. Have also tried holding the millet next to the millet but he still doesn't want to budge. I always make sure they have had enough flight time before bribing them back in their cage. The other day it was 4 hours they were out and they were just chilling on the cage so I did think that was a reasonable time to be out.
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I always feel like I end up with strong willed pets but I find that it's usually patience patience patience! Buttons was very stubborn but now goes right in when asked. I found that his favorite thing was Chickweed although he loves millet. He would hesitate for millet but jump right in for Chickweed. Now he seems to like both. My 5 month old is getting better about going in when asked but not there yet!
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Hmm will have to keep trying. We did have a breakthrough last night, Giggles stepped on the perch that my partner gave him, maybe he prefers him.
Im so thrilled with Geoffrey though, going to try testing him to step up on my finger next week, wish me luck as if anyone remembers he bit me bloody hard a few months ago. Not just nibbled but really clamped down on me :-(
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