Don't Ask Your Bird to Roll Over on Rocks

Photo by Dave Location: Sagle, ID Wearing a Cap: Baby Galah "Bandit" I'm sure some of you are looking at the title of this thinking, "Why on Earth would I do that?!" Because I did! Okay, not quite... but pretty close. I wanted to show some friends how Bandit rolls over and really just wanted to show him off to them. So, I laid on the floor wi...
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Teach Your Bird to Step Up (Without Getting Bit)

Photo by David Location: Orlando, Florida Stepping up: Congo African Grey "Cressi" For some reason, there is this unwritten rule that when you get a bird, you have to teach it to step up FIRST. One thing the trainer (or owner) tends to forget is... why should the bird want to step up? Stepping up onto a human hand is not a natural behavior for ...
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