I apologize for what is probably yet another step up training yell for help, but I couldn't really match my needs by searching. My GCC is just over a year old, our first bird, we have had him for 2 months. He came from a pet store, so basically has been 'institutionalized' for the past 8 months, as the vet said. He is just now starting to let us reach in slowly and scritch him without running away from our hands. I am not sure how to get to the Step Up training. He is afraid of any type of sticks going into the cage. When I scritch him, he will lower his whole body down and will let me put my finger under him and pet his belly, but if I try to apply a bit of pressure under him to step up, he does not react at all or he runs. Should I be trying something else? It is hard to take him out of the cage because trying to catch him to put him back in is like watching a circus act gone bad, lol. Any suggestions?