Artemis' Tricks

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by Kedreeva, May 21, 2019.

  1. Kedreeva

    Kedreeva Longfeather Lane

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    Due to some health issues late last fall (which turned out to be, of all things, food allergies!! To their normal chow!!! :barnie), I had a baby in the house over winter. Being.... me, I decided may as well train the lady while she's in my space.

    So, she learned the normal commands (there are nine or ten of them) and then... I wanted.... more. I've never had a bird that would put their train up on command.

    Now I have one!


     
  2. Fishkeeper

    Fishkeeper Crowing

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    Nice!
    How do you train them to do that? Do you wait for them to raise the tail on their own and mark it with a command to form the association, or do you give them the command and gently raise their tail?
     
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  3. Kedreeva

    Kedreeva Longfeather Lane

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    I waited for her to raise her train, then I would repeat the command over and over with a hand command, and she would get a treat (a mealworm). She kinda has to be in the mood for listening to me, but that's how it is with most pets I think.
     
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  4. memphis

    memphis Free Ranging

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    So cool!
     
  5. Tkpfowl

    Tkpfowl Chirping

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    That is awesome. If I get any babies to hatch from your eggs I’m definitely going to try that. To bad it wouldn’t work for the boys.
     
  6. Kedreeva

    Kedreeva Longfeather Lane

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    Why wouldn't it work for the boys? They show their trains off as babies too
     
  7. Tkpfowl

    Tkpfowl Chirping

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    Don’t wanna make them to friendly and have them become aggressive during breeding season
     
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