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Dancing Senegal Parrot


Type: Senegal Parrot
Genus: Poicephalus
Species: Senegalus
Subspecies: Mesotypus
Sex: Female
Weight: 120 grams
Height: 9 inches
Age: 15 years, 3 months
Caped Cape Parrot


Type: Cape Parrot
Genus: Poicephalus
Subspecies: Fuscicollis
Sex: Male
Weight: 330 grams
Height: 13 inches
Age: 13 years, 6 months
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Type: Blue & Gold Macaw
Genus: Ara
Sex: Female
Weight: 850 grams
Height: 26 inches
Age: 11 years, 3 months
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Demonstration of Kili's Tameness

Comments (9)

By Michael Sazhin

Thursday September 9th, 2010

I just wanted to share in a single post/video a demonstration of Kili's tameness. I realize that people have seen bits and pieces of it here and there but I wanted to consolidate it all to one place. I continue practicing all of these taming techniques from time to time to maintain tameness. I just casually touch or grab her in different ways so that she remains very used to hands. To learn a bit about beginning this taming process, check out this article.

I can touch Kili anywhere including the places parrots tend not to like being touched like under the wings and tail. Also I can grab/hold Kili by anything. Obviously I can grab by her feet but also can grab by her back or neck. She doesn't mind being grabbed by the head and I'm sure it doesn't hurt her because I see her hanging by her beak alone from time to time. Kili lets me pull her wing and tail feathers open. Most impressively Kili let me grab and hold her by the tail. This requires absolute trust. Here are some pictures and video:

Senegal Parrot Lying on Back

Grabbing Senegal Parrot By Neck

Holding Senegal Parrot By Neck

Holding Senegal Parrot By Tail

Part of: Taming & Basic Training, Senegal Parrots
Kili Senegal Parrot Tame Grab
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Posted on September 9, 2010 02:48AM

So, I think Kili is a Senegalus... I think we said she might be Mesotypus before but after seeing these photos I've changed my mind. Pippin would have a fit if I tried to hold him by his tail!


Posted on September 9, 2010 03:12AM

Very impressive. Incredible trust - no hesitation from her whatever you are doing.


Posted on September 9, 2010 06:22AM

im sure she love you, im certain you love her back just as much


Posted on September 9, 2010 06:27AM

That's great, but I would be too scared of her tail falling out if I grabbed her like that!

Kim S

Posted on September 9, 2010 07:07AM

What the heck did you put into her water :P I love the wave at the end. Its like she is saying: "Don't worry, I'm OK" :lol:


Posted on September 9, 2010 01:55PM

Pretty impressive. It is obvious that Kili trusts you. I can lay Jessie on his back in the palm of my hand ... but won't attempt some of the other things.


Posted on September 9, 2010 04:55PM

that is really amazing!! :mrgreen:


Posted on September 10, 2010 01:36AM

Our baby conure is the same and I love it that way, but Im wondering what it would take to make her jump and fly away. Is there any such thing as too trusting?


Posted on September 10, 2010 04:03AM

if I did that with my bird right now it would completely tramatize her :lol: I kind of let her have her way as long as I know I can get her to do something if I need her to... oh well... really fantastic level of trust there!

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