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Can outdoor birds be tamed?

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We have all sorts of birds that live in our area. I'd love for them not to fly away when I get close to them. Is there a way to train them to like me?
asked Jul 12, 2013 in Bird Training by anonymous

1 Answer

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Some outdoor birds can be tamed or at least will come to you for food. A wild bird has to learn trust and taming one requires time and patience. Sit quietly near where the birds feed so they become used to your presence. Do this daily at the same time. When you feel they don't fear you, try holding out a long perch to see if one will come to sit. Then gradually hold out an open hand with food. Hopefully at least one bird will trust and come to you. You can also use bird feeders as an attraction. The birds will associate you with bringing them food.
answered Sep 30, 2013 by (36,420 points)