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Old 12-07-2017, 08:47 AM
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Re: Making him "step up"

the trick to it is making him want to step up instead of forcing it. Remember he's very unsure right now after a hard few weeks where in his mind he was being attacked every day.

100% agree with resetting the relationship. Let him understand you're not going to hurt him, then work on the target training and of course make him want to step up. Normally a sunflower seed is a good bribe, just forego your wants right now. Try using perches as well for now to teach step up to make things a bit easier, especially for getting in and out the cage. Every time you grab him to put him back in you lose more of his trust and he could very well take to attacking you.

Always remember that a parrot does not obey us, we obey them
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