My short bill corella will not step up.

short bill corella

short bill corella

Hi i bort a short bill corella from a petstore she'll let u pat her head but when u try get her to step up she looks like she's gona do it but then she goes ballistic. Iv had her for 6months and she's very happy even tho i can see she got issues and phobia's. She will not step up on a stick etc iv tried it all... Unless sum1 here has sum super idea that will work... Please help ...

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Dec 24, 2012
My short bill corella will not step up.
by: Anonymous

I'm going thru the same thing with my Grey right now. She's 18 months old. She's trying to establish independance from psuedo mom.

This is typical behavior. At some point birdw ill do this. And will refuse to step up.

What I find works is finding a treat she really enjoys... and hold it just behind the hand I want her to step up on. When she Steps up, only then does she get the treat, and of course lots of praise.

Thing is it takes alot of time and patience and repetition on your part. Several times a day, everyday until the bird does it when asked.

Also, Sick birds dont like to be handled much. It's possible theb ird could be ill, so it's worth a trip to the avian vet to just make sure.

Good luck!

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