Re: very needy
Posted by joni on 4/07/09
On 4/07/09, karen wrote:
> go to mytoos.com
> best site I know of for Toos
> Take care, if you have been stimulating your bird often
> by rubbing under its wings a sudden stop may be met with a
> frustrated bite.
> Your bird has needs,
> you just need to find positive ways to fulfill them
> If your Too is not used to playing with toys you may have to
> encourage & show the bird how to fill its time.
> My TAG did not have toys for the first 10years of his life.
> It took me abut 6mo. to teach him about toys.
> He was fearful so I had to go slow.
> The contact call is a key for our house.
> I taught my TAG the call in less than 4hr.
> When he made his Ear Piercing Scream
> I walked to the other end of the house with no drama.
> Then calmly called WooHoo about 10 sec. apart as he screamed.
> When he got quiet I came back.
> A few min later when the screaming started again
> I repeated the above.
> On the 3rd or 4th try his scream changed to a WooHoo
> I ran back into the room telling him how smart he is & he go a
> hand full of nuts.
> Now with practice the scream is gone, replaced with WooHoo
> If I am out of sight he will call me with our contact call,
> I will call back
> He is happy & goes back to playing.
> Again try -mytoos.com-
> Best of luck
i can't tell you how wonderful it is to have someone real to talk
to about my 2.you can really understand what i'm going thru and
how i feel because you have been thru it too.thanks again for your
input and i will let you know how it works.i taught him how to
fetch the wifel ball for a seed treat and he picked it up very
quickly.we both had fun. joni