The Slow Motion Roll Over

Comet is just one of those birds that moves much slower than the rest of the flock... not sure why, but he just does. So when I started training him to roll over, it was slow going. I called Dave in to see my progress and said, "It's like he does it in slow motion!" and Dave said, "But that's kinda cool, keep it that way!" So I thought about H...
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Teaching Your Bird to Wave Isn't Always That Easy...

Photo by Dave Location: Cruise Ship Shown: Galah "Bandit" To date, Bandit my galah knows the following tricks: Spin Roll over Lawn mower Recall/flight training  I decided that the "wave" would be next. I thought it would be an easy next trick to do... right? Wrong. I've never had such a hard time teaching the wave to a bird before! ...
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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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Working With Distractions

Distractions can really put an abrupt halt in training. For example, I had three birds out while attempting to work with just one of them. I didn't plan it that way - I had them all out flying around and then Bondi told me she wanted to work on her "roll over/play dead" trick so I began training on the hallway floor. Well, once Bandit saw Bondi ...
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