Are my budgies un-trainable?
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Are my budgies un-trainable?

Last Updated on by Mitch Rezman

Hi Mitch!

Any thoughts on clicker training?  Any videos on your site for that?

Thanks ahead for any insight…

Rocco (Michael)

PS  And the birds love cuttlebone, I think I’m gonna need a cuttlebone holder or some such thing…the metal clip that came with the one I have doesn’t hold well…

Kudos for clicker training here you go. More clicker training videos can be found here

Wow, thanks a lot!  Can’t wait to get started on the training!

Do you have those cuttlebone holders in stock?  I can pick one up next time I’m up near you.


HI Mitch

What can I do if my parakeets will not approach the stick/millet spray?  I have tried cooing, and being very very patient, but so far no luck…

Are my birds untrainable?

All animals are trainable. This is something that should be tested for Michael. Do they like a particular seed in their daily bird seed mix? It may take some investigative work. this blend of McBrides parakeets seed from Kaylor White Proso Millet, Canary Seed, Red Proso Millet, Oat Groats, Buckwheat, Black Oil Sunflower, Diced Carrots, Apple, Broken Cuttlebone, Oyster Shell, Small Broken Cinnamon, Nyger Thistle,

What are they eating, what are they ignoring? They might not be hungry. Are you trying different times of the day? Is the millet fresh?

If they have millet in their diet now, pull it out of rotation and try a training session after 48 hours with no millet.

stay in touch


Is a potato chip every once in awhile bad for my parrot?

It won’t hurt you bird but what’s your point? It’s not good for the bird in any way because of the fat and the salt.  With all the healthy food available to birds made for birds  you’re selecting  something unhealthy for birds & humans.

You are far better of with almonds, walnuts sunflower kernels and the like.

– NO potato chips – salt is bad for birds too!

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