So, I finally got Bondi to perform the entire Mailbox Routine on camera. This routine is very advanced in my opinion. Bondi already knew dozens of behaviors and this one became frustrating for her. I literally gave her about 4 months off from doing it before attempting it again and getting real results. See, Bondi is the type of bird that once she gets it, she is bored with it. She then becomes frustrated because she wants to move on already. This mailbox routine was difficult because it was 3 tricks all put together - and there was an order we had to follow (ie: put the letter in first, close the box second and the flag last) and it had to be in that order or there was no reward. However, now that she has it, it has been so rewarding and I am so proud of her! It was a challenging one but a great one to work on, too. Very fun, entertaining and cute. If you want to learn how to teach your parrot this routine (among an array of others), visit Parrot Magic.
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.