Just like raising a child, you want them to be confident beings, it's the same with your parrot - you NEED to teach bravery to instill confidence. A confident parrot is a much healthier parrot in body and mind.
When we bring these animals into our homes to live, there is so much that is crazy to ask them to be OK with: running, screaming child...
Photo by Dave Location: Cruise Ship Shown: Galah "Bandit"
To date, Bandit my galah knows the following tricks:
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!