Re: Proudly owned by a new Meyers Parrot
Posted by Cheryl on 8/18/06
The perch is a great tool to use since he already knows what "step up"
is. That is half the battle. Keep doing what you are doing, with the
dowel. It wouldn't be the worst thing if you needed to use the dowel to
remove him from the cage, you know? As long as he behaves once outside
the cage, that is really what counts, and since their cage is their
castle, they should feel safe there, of course.
I am sure you two will be just fine in a very short period of time. We
didn;t talk about shoulder time...Please do not let him onto your
shoulder this early in your relationship, (if you intend to EVER let him
up there). If you do, after you and he have built a lot of trust and
mutual respect, only allow him a bit of shoulder time if YOU place him
there and he steps right up when you want him down.
He sounds like a great bird and I am sure you'll share many, many years
of love and fun times together!