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PostPosted: Wed Mar 22, 2017 4:47 am    Post subject: Hello from England, new kakariki owner. A few questions

Hi everyone,

I came across this forum, which is great by the way!
I have recently purchased a hen kakariki, but I have a few questions..

Firstly Ruby is 18 months old, not tame in any way shape or form I am working on it, I am spending several hours a day just sitting near her cage, chatting going about my business and talking to her, she appears to be gradually becoming more curious about me. Is there anything else I can do?

When I approach the cage I don't make eye contact, but as soon as I approach she will turn her back to me (why so salty)

And lastly she makes this little clicking sound with her beak what does it mean?

Once again hello everyone 😊[/i]
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 22, 2017 8:31 am    Post subject:

I think it is time.. well past the time, even better.. to get a cuppa coffee, a book, comfortable chair, and a folded tea towel.
Put the chair/ cage in a position that you can put your arm in , holding a bit of apple, and or fresh mint leaves.
Lay the tea towel over the bottom of the cage door... stops the wires becoming uncomfortable to your arm.
Hold the apple 1/4 / mint and enjoy your book and coffee.
Curiously will over come the initial 'fear' of this great big thing suddenly in the cage, and she will come down to investigate.
Firstly it will be to test if your hand is eatable...so expect a few nibbles and then a tentative bite...let her know with a gentle "no" and slight flinch on the hand to discourage her.
Eventually she will realise the apple/ mint is better

OH hold the apple so she can access without stepping on your hand

On around the 3rd time.. next day maybe, let her come to the apple, nibble, and gentle turn your hand so she has no alternative to reach for it... eventually so has no alternative to put a foot on your hand... then sit on your hand.
Once comfortable with this .. you then start to roll your hand....
Now you have the start of an effective interactive relationship

Make use of the "quick Search " block on the left... taming diet vinegar and start to read.

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