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Has anyone here had experience teaching a Budgerigar to step up and generally be tame? My girlfriend and I got a baby budgie about three months ago but we've ran into a wall as far as training goes. We've done pretty much everything in every guide google could find but we're not making progress anymore.
We had gotten her to the point where she would step up to avoid falling off of the perch when nudged, and we even took her out that same night. She had a blast playing around in our living room, but refused to step back up and we had to put her cage on the floor so she could get back inside. Since then, she refuses to step up and flees our fingers, even falling off the perch when nudged instead of stepping up. It's been a few weeks since then and she still isn't used to our fingers again, can anyone help?
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Okay, so my dogs are getting on in age, and I'm starting to consider what kind of critters I'll get when they pass.
I've been thinking I might actually try getting a cat. I'm not much of a cat person (and cats are not much of a me animal) but my boyfriend introduced me to maine coons.
I'm not picky when it comes to dogs. I'll just go down to the shelter, find a big breed/mix that likes me and take them home. Cats... not so much. If I'm going to get one, I want a pure maine coon. Like all awesome animals, they're not cheap.
So, can anyone tell me what I'll be in for? I'm not going to drop $1,000 before I know anything about these guys. Are they good around dogs? Any major genetic issues? Temperament?
Educate me, /an/.