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    aviary birds vs hand fed birds

    i know theres a difference but what is it. is one better that the other sunshine is a aviary bird can i still hand train her?

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    Re: aviary birds vs hand fed birds

    Yes, you can train her. It will probably take longer though. Hand fed birds are used to people from the beginning. Aviary birds are not used to handling. It does make a difference.

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    Re: aviary birds vs hand fed birds

    I do no think you can call one "better" than the other.

    I know there is a different sort of bond if you tame a 'wild' (aviary reared) bird down. They have to learn to trust you for you, not just because they are used to strange featherless birds feeding them.

    Handreared birds are easier to 'tame down', but a young aviary bird can be just as rewarding.

    Cockatiels are not to difficult to tame down, so you should be OK.

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    Re: aviary birds vs hand fed birds

    I dont think i'd say the bond is stronger in tamed down aviary birds.... but it's certainly easier to form! And in a way it probably means more the first time they chose to come sit on your finger... knowing that it's you who has achieved that

    Either way it's the same process. Lots of patience, time for the bird to get to know you, slow, easy moves and an awful lot of bribery!


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