Training My Galah to Hula

Normally my female galah, Bondi, is the best at everything out of our entire flock. But man, this hula hoop flight training is not her favorite thing in the world... 

She was doing really great for a while, as you can see in the video below: 

But the further I got back from the hoop, the more likely she was to land on the actual hoop. So I would have to back up, and put my hand OVER the hoop part so there was no way she could land on it without making it hard on everyone (her and me). 100% of the time with my hand over the hula hoop part, she would do it right. But once I backed up too far, it was on the hoop again. 

Here is a video of us working on this, you can see her do it wrong and right. Notice: I end on the RIGHT behavior. Never end on the wrong behavior in a training session if you can help it.  

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.

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