I'm blown away at what my baby sixteen week old pallid blue quaker seems to know. Already I've taught her to target train both a stick and my hand to the command touch. I can redirect a nip now just by noticing her body language and quickly saying touch and the bite instead turns to a beak boop. She almost definately knows her name comes 95 percent of time to it. She'll stop anything with a stern no and actually looks guilty and goes to her food stand if I ask her if she's hungry. Just like a dog she also knows the sound of the treat tin opening or the fridge and is straight there for treats. She also seems to know what bedtime means and flaps wings lifts foot to ask to be lifted and took to cage as soon as I say bedtime and I started saying to her when she gets loud indoor voice and she tones down to a tolerate level am I giving her too much credit and things are coincidence or are they really able to understand so much verbal instruction. Shes muttered a little but no clear words and just got back dna results today that she's definately female so I doubt she'll talk but I really do think she understands a lot of what I say. One thing that does worry me though is she wasn't clipped ever she has full. ability yet shes underconfident and prefers to be carried doesn't attempt flying. So do I need to stop catering to her stop offering her the easy route of been transported and let her figure out flying is the best way for her to get to me or what she wants to encourage her to fly.