Hymie is finally stepping up very nicely and letting both Dave and I hold his feet to transport him short distances (from one room to the other) and we're getting to the point of placing him on our shoulders for a reward rather than having him put himself up there.
He is almost settling in nicely and becoming super comfortable with how things go around here... he is flying from his training perch to the couch now to see Dave or me. He gets himself there and waddles around talking to us and just wanting to hang out and play a little. I've been a bit hesitant to really play with him because I don't want to get hurt. So I'm trying to figure out how he likes playing.
Photo by Dave Location: Orlando, FL Bird: Hyacinth "Hymie"
I like when a bird starts settling in comfortably and I've been surprised how happy Hymie has been ever since being on the road with us. He watches our other macaws do recall training in the house and then he wants to fly again even if he has already had an earlier session. I think he will be joining them shortly...
Article by Jamieleigh Womach. She has been working with parrots and toucans since the age of 17. She isn’t homeless but is home less than she prefers to be. She travels the world with her husband, daughter, and a flockful of parrots whom she shares the stage with.