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#260071 - 11/07/16 09:26 PM Cockatoo doesn't love me anymore! by Gabers  
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You can start here, Gabers.

#260077 - 11/12/16 02:07 AM Re: Cockatoo doesn't love me anymore! by Gabers [Re: Charlie]  
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That is very interesting Charlie, that would explain why Sam gets really freaked out when I start the lawnmower or line trimmer, even when it is out of sight. He hates it, I thought it was just the noise...I got a new line trimmer & had it inside, he saw it & lost his tiny mind! I'm hoping this new one doesn't freak him out too much as it's a battery powered one, will be interesting seeing if he reacts the same, then again it could be a conditioned thing now.


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#260078 - 11/13/16 07:03 PM Re: Cockatoo doesn't love me anymore! by Gabers [Re: Charlie]  
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Thank you. Gabers is at least not running away from me when I walk by during floor time. Only once had he voluntarily came real close. He still won't let me pretty pet him. I'll take this for now. If I world's have known how I

#260079 - 11/13/16 07:06 PM Re: Cockatoo doesn't love me anymore! by Gabers [Re: Charlie]  
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If i would have known how traumatizing being forceful, I world have never dine this to him. This is was I get for listening to a bird owner without looking up a site like this first.

#260080 - 11/15/16 02:38 AM Re: Cockatoo doesn't love me anymore! by Gabers [Re: Gabers]  
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Yes, always work at their comfort level. It takes time but is worth it. Let him tell you when he is ready to progress and always move slowly. These birds were wild only a generation or two ago. They are prey animals and wariness is hardwired into their being.

Cockatoos are long term projects and very little is accomplished quickly. I'm glad you are here and hope you will spend time regularly reading the posts here because they will help you and your cockatoo. Here is a great article that you may find helpful and explanatory.

Being the Boss Backfires - Penny


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