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    Anyone have any examples to share with trained Raptors..

    ie they will demonstrate a higher than natural workload/motivation in order to achieve something "unnatural" as opposed to the workload of chasing wild game,

    That might go further than the basic visual stimuli of a non escapable incentive.. aka the kite

    Or a bright yellow Day old chick

    I'm looking for quite unlikely topics, possibly species specific.
    Marcus Lloyd-Parker

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    You may want to give a little more information, I'm not 100% sure I understand what you're looking for.
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    I share examples with my trained raptor daily...
    Josh, MN

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    Quote Originally Posted by oobie View Post
    I share examples with my trained raptor daily...
    Care to highlight the less obvious ones..

    The kite is a pretty good example, although the motivation is based on the guarantee (fitness permitting) of the inescapable visual incentive.

    Bit like tossing out a Dead bunny Vs one running full speed.

    What I'm really looking for.. but honestly cant find the words to ask.
    is suggestions of species that might demonstrate really high levels of artificial workload, but might be less inclined to spend that much chasing good wild game.
    Marcus Lloyd-Parker

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    A friend of mine had a female American gos that would work herself to a level of exhaustion that she could literally hardly stand (supporting herself by her wing)- he exercised her with restrained pursuits...
    I imagine he'll chime in before too long
    Ricco
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