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Forum: General Budgie Talk 01-21-2017, 11:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 365
Posted By Wiki
You will need a scale accurate to 0.01 grams to...

You will need a scale accurate to 0.01 grams to do it. I have one, plus a calibration weight, and I do single-use doses calculated back from the dose on the back. I do 0.5g to 50ml to keep the...
Forum: Taming and Bonding 01-10-2017, 06:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 540
Posted By Wiki
Just make sure you consider their motivation. To...

Just make sure you consider their motivation. To choose interaction, the perceived reward must be worth more the effort and risk to earn it. For food to work as a motivator, you must time your...
Forum: Taming and Bonding 01-10-2017, 06:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 678
Posted By Wiki
Another option to consider: in your absence, your...

Another option to consider: in your absence, your bird may have bonded with an item in the cage. I'd rearrange the cage furniture, change the toys around and see if you notice a difference.
Forum: Diseases and Illnesses 10-24-2016, 04:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,452
Posted By Wiki
Maybe a little more lateral thinking here: If...

Maybe a little more lateral thinking here: If you are unable to afford/access avian vet care, then your next best option is to find your local bird club. Fanciers who gather in budgerigar clubs...
Forum: Training Journals 10-22-2016, 04:05 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,214
Posted By Wiki
You're doing really well, keep up the good work! ...

You're doing really well, keep up the good work!

Don't be surprised if your bird starts trying to train you. Wiki tells me what he wants very clearly with his body language and actions, and has...
Forum: General Budgie Talk 10-22-2016, 04:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 649
Posted By Wiki
The notion of "telegraphing" what you're going to...

The notion of "telegraphing" what you're going to do by repeatedly putting familiar objects into the environment when certain behaviour is going to happen is well understood in behaviour management...
Forum: Special Awards 08-01-2016, 10:44 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,978
Posted By Wiki
How fantastic - such a deserving recipient! Jo...

How fantastic - such a deserving recipient! Jo Ann, your kindness, thoughtfulness and knowledge are appreciated by every member here. We're fortunate to have a resource like you to call on.
...
Forum: Member Spotlight Awards 07-29-2016, 10:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,360
Posted By Wiki
Congratulations Dor!

Congratulations Dor!
Forum: General Budgie Talk 07-13-2016, 06:02 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,487
Posted By Wiki
Wiki's full name is Wikileaks. It makes watching...

Wiki's full name is Wikileaks. It makes watching news stories more interesting.
Forum: Your Budgie's Health 06-10-2016, 07:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,084
Posted By Wiki
Getting a vomiting bird to the vet is vitally...

Getting a vomiting bird to the vet is vitally important as dehydration can be such a problem, and we know that they have such a fast metabolism they can't go without a crop of food for too long. ...
Forum: General Budgie Talk 06-08-2016, 06:53 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,087
Posted By Wiki
Wiki has added to his vocab since we last had a...

Wiki has added to his vocab since we last had a thread about talking. He says:
Hello
Bird - birrrrrrrrd
Good bird - baby bird - good baby bird
Good boy
Wiki - Wiki bird - Kiki bird
Come here!...
Forum: General Budgie Talk 05-24-2016, 09:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,149
Posted By Wiki
You can use a pen clicker, or pick up a clicker...

You can use a pen clicker, or pick up a clicker off eBay for about $3. If your working with anyone else, it's worth having a clicker as it keeps things consistent for the bird.

As for...
Forum: Budgie of the Month 04-26-2016, 09:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,466
Posted By Wiki
Congratulations!

Congratulations!
Forum: Budgie of the Month 04-24-2016, 08:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,334
Posted By Wiki
So much fluff, only one vote to give.. every...

So much fluff, only one vote to give.. every fluffy little butt is a winner in my book!
Forum: Taming and Bonding 04-18-2016, 06:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,581
Posted By Wiki
Whenever someone says it's hard or impossible to...

Whenever someone says it's hard or impossible to have a relationship with a flock, I usually show them this: https://youtu.be/UGqtH5YWBMM

Not only is it possible to have them step up, it's possible...
Forum: Your Budgie's Health 04-09-2016, 10:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 491
Posted By Wiki
Pet shops still sell sandpaper perch covers,...

Pet shops still sell sandpaper perch covers, cylindrical tiny cages, sandpaper sheets, plastic perches and all sorts of things from the dark ages. No substitute for doing our own research on better...
Forum: Taming and Bonding 04-09-2016, 10:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 358
Posted By Wiki
You are 100% correct: our ability to observe,...

You are 100% correct: our ability to observe, learn and ensure that we don't trigger unwanted behaviour is the hardest thing to get our heads around. When we pay attention to posture, body language...
Forum: Taming and Bonding 04-06-2016, 12:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 641
Posted By Wiki
I always think about these "problem interactions"...

I always think about these "problem interactions" as equations. Your bird is weighing up the pros and cons of the interaction you're offering and it has to be worth it from the bird's perspective or...
Forum: Taming and Bonding 04-05-2016, 11:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,649
Posted By Wiki
Do you have a mirror in the cage, or a toy that...

Do you have a mirror in the cage, or a toy that your bird seems to sit near all the time? Sometimes this sort of fixation is the bird substituting a toy for a flock, and so they always want to be...
Forum: Budgie of the Month 04-05-2016, 11:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,290
Posted By Wiki
Contestant #5 Wiki

Contestant #5 Wiki

Nothing fluffier than a sleepy Wiki in this house (as you can see in my sig this is quite common!).

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1588/25659300154_d2b75c1f84_k.jpg...
Forum: Taming and Bonding 04-03-2016, 05:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 464
Posted By Wiki
A couple of thoughts: When using millet...

A couple of thoughts:

When using millet spray to hand feed, many young birds have never had millet spray before and will not recognise it as the awesome treat it is. If you're haven't hung some...
Forum: Other Birds 04-03-2016, 03:20 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,525
Posted By Wiki
What an absolutely glorious bird. How lucky are...

What an absolutely glorious bird. How lucky are you, as long as you watch where you step :D
Forum: Special Awards 04-03-2016, 02:58 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,773
Posted By Wiki
Thank you again everyone for all the lovely...

Thank you again everyone for all the lovely wishes. This is just the best bird community ever ;)



What a super video! I love hearing the almost surprise in your voice as Birdie does what...
Forum: Your Budgie's Health 04-03-2016, 02:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 925
Posted By Wiki
I should add.. ...

I should add..

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1718/25714485716_f7dfd86b09.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/FbisJ1)Slide 13 Video (https://flic.kr/p/FbisJ1) by Wikibudgie...
Forum: General Budgie Talk 04-02-2016, 02:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,095
Posted By Wiki
This is a great example of reinforcing behaviour...

This is a great example of reinforcing behaviour which they voluntarily demonstrate. With no food outside the cage, your cage returns will always be self-reinforcing because the wonderful human is...
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