it's good that you are trying though.He's been moody, and not really wanting to train more than 4-5 clicks a couple times a day. So I'm just going at his pace for now. It might be because I installed one of those pumice safety perches in his cage a few days ago. He's been absolutely terrified of the purple.. uhm.. censored word thing, and expressing significant frustration now because I put some millet next to it in an effort to get him to overcome his fear. It's bittersweet watching him try a few times a day
There are some nice noise cancelling headphones on the market..Hah, yah, I hope he gets over it. I also threw a large millet spray at the cage bottom this morning, it was entertaining watching him try to figure out how to get down there. It was not entertaining when he gave up and gave me an hour of alarm flock calling 🤦♂️
A bit of both; she was a very, very skittish bird when I got her, anything would scare her (she was also TINY, couldn't have weighed more than 20 grams) so what I did is every single morning I would get up early, before others were awake (to minimize the stress of things going on in the environment) and I would uncover her, play soft music, and sit by her cage and talk to her. I would also talk to her a lot directly when we were all up and about, asking her opinion on things, telling her about stuff, etc. I'd take her cage with me (she was in a small cage at the time) whenever i'd be gone to another room in the house for a long period of time, which scared her at first, but she started to see me as a safe and consistent presence, I think? Anyways, I remember the day she came up to the bars of the cage, right up to my face, and just looked me right in the eye. I was so proud of her, I told her over and over what a good girl she was and promised her I'd always keep her safe. After this moment I gradually started offering her my hand, etc. like what you're doing with your little one. I would also keep her cage open on my desk a lot, and I put a perch right in the entrance of her cage door so sometimes she'd come out and sit there for a little bit before going back in. So it was a gradual progression, I think. I really wanted to let her trust me first which especially for her was the right choice.Nine months! WOW! Were you passively or actively working on the taming?