I have a question on training. I bought a Blue Quaker from a place that breeds them and hand feeds them. They said they think they took this Quaker out to late out of nest as it is shy around hands. I’m lost as to how to train him, I pick him up and hold him and he is calm for about 5 mins. But he is afraid of my hands I take him out and put him on a stand and he just flies everywhere and his wings are clipped but he is still a good flyer!! So I can’t keep him still to train him. I can’t seem to find a treat he wants as he won’t take anything out of my hand . I need Help!!
I have a green cheek I trained and he was easy and I bought him from a reg pet store not tamed at all.
Hi and welcome to the forum. Two of Casey’s favourite treats are raw plain pumpkin seeds and baby rice cakes that are just 100% rice and nothing else. It sounds like you will have to go slowly with your new Quaker and that he was probably mainly parent raised. Just sitting by them talking to them is a good way to start. Is he curious and trying to meet your green cheek?
Welcome. Caseysmom gave you a good suggestion: sit calmly near your parrot's cage and talk softly to him. That will help him get used to your body language and the sound of your voice. If he is reluctant to step onto your hand (or stay on it), try using a spare perch until your QP is more comfortable with hands. My two parrots' favorite treat is popcorn-- plain air-popped popcorn with no oil, salt or butter. Some parrots like Cheerios cereal for a treat.