How long does it typically take to get Parakeets used to a persons finger with the "up" command?
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How long does it typically take to get Parakeets used to a persons finger with the "up" command?

There's no typical answer because there are so many variables. Also, IMO, the "up" command on such a small bird is worthless.

Website: http://www.budgies.org
Books:
1 - "Parakeets: how to take care of them and understand them" by AnnetteWolter, published by Barron's, ISBN 0-8120-4437-1
2 - "The New Parakeet Handbook" by Immanuel Birmelin and Annette Wolter,published by Barron's, ISBN 0-8120-2985-2
3 - "The Budgie: an owner's guide to a happy, healthy pet" by Julie Rach,published by Howell Book House, ISBN 0-87605-500-5

Jack

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How long does it typically take to get Parakeets used to a persons finger with the "up" command? Thanks

Depends on the bird, keep working with him. How old is he? My cockatiel and quaker both step up on request... they started way back when they were old enough to walk around when I was handfeeding them.

Shannon
I can't comment on the "up" command, but both of my budgies will hop over and jump up whenever I present a "perch" finger. I achieved this by consistently rewarding with a small piece of spray millet for the first month or so of training. I don't use the millet anymore, but reward with talking, skritches, kisses and shoulder rides.
-Kays