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Teaching Parrot to Step Up on a Perch

Teaching Parrot to Step Up on a Perch

Published on November 01, 2021

It's a great idea to teach any parrot to step up onto a handheld perch. Not to be confused with stick training which forces a parrot onto a stick. Training a parrot to step onto a handheld perch uses positive reinforcement to encourage the parrot to get onto the perch entirely on its own. This builds trust and eventually translates into reliable step up onto your hand.

Even if your parrot is good at stepping up onto your hand, there's a bunch of reasons you should still train your parrot to step up onto a handheld perch. If your parrot is ever having a bad day or because of circumstance loses trust in you, you can always revert to the perch to lift your bird. If you want to introduce your parrot to new people, especially children or anyone who is afraid, the perch is helpful. And, if you ever need to rehome your parrot to someone else, the bird may not recognize the person but will recognize the perch so it will step up.

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