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Hi,
I need help, my 5 week old baby, skout, is 1/3 homer and 2/3 west of england tumbler

I wont to teach him to come back to me and do cirrcus tricks
please help, advice, anything helps

P.S. he likes chicken scrath not Peanuts
Thanks,
Logan
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A pigeon is not a circus animal.
What you want it to do & what the pigeon will want to do is a totally different thing.
You cannot make a pigeon do anything. It must want to do things, and circus tricks are not normally in their interest.
If you try and force them to do anything, you will lose ANY trust they have of you for anything.
You can train them to come to you for treats when you call, and certain small things, like going to bed, going for a bath etc, as they are things a bird would normally do.

If you want an animal that can do tricks, I suggest getting a dog.
 

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You can teach a bird almost anything using FOOD as a motivator.

Start hand feeding it, and only hand feeding it. If he is hungry he will fly to you if you bring him his food.

Skye used to fly to my shoulder whenever I brought him peanuts, he is nuts over peanuts.
 

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A pigeon is not a circus animal.
What you want it to do & what the pigeon will want to do is a totally different thing.
You cannot make a pigeon do anything. It must want to do things, and circus tricks are not normally in their interest.
If you try and force them to do anything, you will lose ANY trust they have of you for anything.
You can train them to come to you for treats when you call, and certain small things, like going to bed, going for a bath etc, as they are things a bird would normally do
Thanks, but i realize i cant force them to do any thing
By circus, I mean like fly on my arm and stuff like thats
 

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You have to work with the bird everyday and spend time with it and what not. I trained my bird to come back to me without really using much food. By that I mean a direct food reward was not often given when he did come. He wasn't trained on peanuts either.
 

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Really, Boo and snooki are the parents, i have see him since and egg, i started interacting with him at about 2 weeks, litrally yesterday was the first time he had came out of the loft
Yours truly,
Logan,
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he does sit on my hand outside the loft infact he just went back in
 

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I got a question no one has awnsered how do i make him come to me from the loft?
 

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Why would you want to teach a pigeon circus tricks? Not to mention the fact that it is most likely impossible. You can only teach the pigeon certain things. You can teach the pigeon to come to you when called, or to eat feed from your hand. Chances are slim for your pigeon learning circus tricks.
 

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Hi, i dispite what some people here say (like u have ever tried, u guys have no idea what ur talking about), pigeon are indeed highly trainable. I have trained my frillbacks to go through hope and do other neat things. A homer is a very intelligent breed and should be even easyer to train.
 

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Taming

It's not that they aren't intelligent enough to train. It's just that I didn't understand what would possess you to train your pigeon for the circus. They are beautiful animals that can learn amazing tricks and feats of intelligence and should be treated as such.
 

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i'm not training them for the circus...and i don't think Westof Summerville is either...
I think hes just intrested in teaching them cool tricks, like some seen in the circus
 
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