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of reinforcing good behaviour, ignoring the bad, but also actually giving the bird the right to say ’no‘ to something that we want it to do. If within a few seconds that you ask a command, hold a treat out, and if the bird doesn’t comply promptly, then to actually walk away from the bird with the treat, but to return a few minutes later and try again. No it’s not letting the bird have its own way, but its giving the bird respect by letting it have a choice to do the command promptly; or in a few minutes later. In no way should you force the bird to do something it just doesn’t want to do, if you do, your more likely to receive a bite! If when your bird really


If within a few seconds that you ask a command, hold a treat out, and if the bird doesn’t comply promptly, then to actually walk away from the bird with the treat, but to return a few minutes later and try again.


misbehaves then give her/him ‘time out’ in its cage for only a very short time. There are so many valuable techniques that Barbara uses, and I can say that I have put them into practice and they are WORKING!!


My beautiful Molly now ‘steps up’ BIRD SCENE 27


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