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I'm so impressed of his learning skill!

I believe he got the concept of fetching, but I can't increase the distance between the ball and the hand because he's having a hard time moving with the ball. I think it's too heavy for him :(
Any ideas where to get a lighter ball on the internet?
 

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Wow...I love it...look's like the sky is the limit with Sol...thank you for sharing...:)
 

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Please keep on posting videos, you're giving me ideas to use with my BabyBB.
Pete :)
I'm glad to hear that! I definitely will :)
I hope to see videos of your little one!

Wow...I love it...look's like the sky is the limit with Sol...thank you for sharing...:)
It does :) I'm trying to think of cool tricks to teach him.
I planned to teach him waving and fetching only next week, but since he was doing so well I figured there's no reason to wait :)

Do you have any suggestions on what to teach him next?
 

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Wow amazing progress!!

I'm not going to hide it I'm SUPER JEALOUS!!!! Lol!!

How did you teach wave? (Maybe I've missed a post somewhere) - I wish I had that bond with my budgies.

I think I need to train myself first! I still can't grasp holding millet/budgie/props all at the same time lol!!
 

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I don't train Sol with millet. For some reason there's no millet treats in Israel S: Only seeds and sticks of seeds mixed with honey. But Sol is CRAZY about them, so that's working anyway :)

Umm I put my finger next to his leg so he would step up. Each time he stepped only with the leg I wanted, he got a treat. Very soon he understood that he's getting rewarded for stepping with one leg. It was very clumsy, but I figured eventually it'll work out.
After seeing he got the concept, I put my finger in front of him, but maintained a bigger distance. He got rewarded once or twice before he understood that he shouldn't actually step on my finger. I was surprised he figured that out so quickly!
From the beginning I said "wave" every time. After he stopped stepping on my finger I changed the signal to a wave with my hand. Because he knew what I expected from him and how the command sounds like, he got used to the new signal immediately.
I hope I was clear enough! Good luck! ((:)
 

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I don't train Sol with millet. For some reason there's no millet treats in Israel S: Only seeds and sticks of seeds mixed with honey. But Sol is CRAZY about them, so that's working anyway :)

Umm I put my finger next to his leg so he would step up. Each time he stepped only with the leg I wanted, he got a treat. Very soon he understood that he's getting rewarded for stepping with one leg. It was very clumsy, but I figured eventually it'll work out.
After seeing he got the concept, I put my finger in front of him, but maintained a bigger distance. He got rewarded once or twice before he understood that he shouldn't actually step on my finger. I was surprised he figured that out so quickly!
From the beginning I said "wave" every time. After he stopped stepping on my finger I changed the signal to a wave with my hand. Because he knew what I expected from him and how the command sounds like, he got used to the new signal immediately.
I hope I was clear enough! Good luck! ((:)
Thanks for the explanation Alisa :)
 

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Sorry! I was incorrect. Some of the seeds are millet seeds, but it's not the millet treat. Just separate seeds :)
I'm sorry, but I have no idea how to translate the names of the seeds written on the seed mixture bag...
 
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