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Old 01-05-2017, 01:31 PM
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Even though they aren't housed together, they came in together and are in similar places in terms of bonding and taming. Benjamin is the most comfortable, probably from hanging out with Barnes and Noble, and Kip is the least comfortable, probably from hanging out with Coconut (who is very flightly).

They will all eat millet that I am holding, outside the cage, through the cage bars, or with my hand in the cage. Kip has to think about it first to decide the the millet is worth it. Benjamin and Lucy will eat from my palm, Benjamin will climb all over my hand for food.

First phase is spending more time chit chatting with them and working with hands around and in their cage. Because Coconut is reactive, so is Kip. Lucy less so, and Benjamin the least, but it would still be good for them. Benjamin also needs some reinforcement of returning to his cage (or Kip and Coconut's) when it's time to. Kip never really learned to return to his cage because he hardly ever left it! I'm going to keep him and Coconut in for a while and see if I can get Kip to where he will come to a piece of millet.

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I had a nice chat with them all earlier and i got some wing stretches and fluffing. Except from "Hey, where's the food" Benjamin. He did do an excellent job of going back to his cage, however. I have to make a practice of going through the motions of that more often, but leaving the cage door open so that he can come back out. As it is, he and Lucy both seem to be thinking, "Ya know, I kind of like it out here and she's going to give me the treat whenever I eventually decide to go back in...."
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