If you have a bird that REFUSES to get off your shoulder when you want it to, then this post applies to you! When I first took on Hymie the Hyacinth Macaw, that was his MAIN problem area. And having a bird of that size on your shoulder telling you he isn't going anywhere... is super intimating and dangerous. Here's what I did... I taught a lit...
Photo by Jamieleigh Location: Orlando, FL On couch: Hyacinth Macaw "Hymie"
My original goals with Hymie when I first brought him home were:
Get him eating some fresh foods.
Break the bad habit of immediately running to the shoulder.
Train him to let me hold his feet when he steps up on my hand.
I am pretty happy to report I accomplished ALL...