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Date Posted: 08:17:37 08/05/08 Tue
Author: Ursula
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Subject: Re: taming the babies
In reply to: mary clausen 's message, "taming the babies" on 16:32:46 08/04/08 Mon

Try to lure them with mealworms, they love them! If you don't want to hold a mealworm in your hand put them in a little cup and hold that. But I've read you shouldn't give them more than a few a day because they are very fattening. ;-) I am sure once they get used to your hand feeding them you will be able to also pick them up.
My buttons are not scared of me and come running when I have mealworms, but they are not hand tame either, I never pick them up. However, I don't really try to either, I don't think that birds are pets that really want to be cuddled...
I've read on other posts that people had good success with hand raised buttons hatched in an incubator that get imprinted to your hand instead of a mother. I assume you would never get buttons as tame as that once they are a little older.
Hope that helps a little.

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  • Re: taming the babies -- Diane, 10:38:52 08/05/08 Tue

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