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MaxJ
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PostPosted: Wed May 10, 2017 7:30 am    Post subject: Plan of action! With some complecations :/

So I have had my Male kak 2 months now and he's becomming sort of tame (and cheeky) but Is bored throughout the day and will probably never become fully tame due to him being "wild" so to speak as he was not hand reared. SO... I am looking to buy a young Kak that I can spend time hand rearing&taming In my spare cage then eventually (When he/she's tame enough) Introducing her into my other kaks cage (Which is more than big enough) The plan Is to keep introducing them In the living room every (when I am at collage)morning then moving the tame one up every afternoon so that they get acclimatised with each other so to speak.

Now here's the Janky part my assumption i that when I introduce them to "out of cage time" In the living room which I will do before I Introduce the new kak to my Males kak cage, then the theory is that he will see her and how she behaves (Hopefully interacting with me and flying to my hand and such) then become more friendly and having two happy birds who will hopefully interact with eachother in the day instead of ripping up newspaper wall Laughing therefore killing two birds with one stone (well... hopefully not)

But its not that easy is it my parents are ademant that Introducing another bird will make my Male lose all interest in me and me ending up with two tame/semi tame birds gone wild.

How true is this and how does this plan sound over all??
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PostPosted: Wed May 10, 2017 8:49 am    Post subject:

We parent rear all our birds, then tame down once weaned off. Thgis gives a far stronger, 'independent' by nature bird that doesnt have the same psychological dependences (when left alone, go on holiday etc) as a hand reared bird. They are also far more hardy as far as health goes.
A hand reared bird is already tamed... taming a parent reared in captivity take 3 to 5 days at most to get all the basics done.
To tame down a mature wild bird a few more days.
More detailed information in many old posts.. and how tos
Make use of the "Quick Search" block on the left
Keep in mine the unique nature of kakariki, they are a very independent birds.. they do what they want to when they want to... therefore the key to taming is to give them very good reason to do what you want them to do...even when tamed
Kakariki one more co habits, rather than cuddly toy concept.

Make use again of the quick search block on introducing new birds, not done right can cause all sorts of problems, and once that happens becomes very difficult to reverse in many cases.
Just cause u have a male and female doesnt mean they will get on or even mate....
Also once you do have the the female tends to remain quietly in the back ground...and if they pair up.. you are no longer the centre of interest other than a food supplier.
In the wild or in a holding flight, the flock has an alpha male bird, and a hierarchy...but once a pair hook op they become very independent and territorial to all other intruders, including the alpha.

The concept of taming training by the example of another birds doesnt work... it works very well with other animals, like working sheep and cattle dogs.

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