A very good friend of mine used to toss his birds to get them to fly all of the time. His birds didn’t seem to mind it as much at the time, but when he would try it with mine, they would either move away from him or nip at his fingers. Isn’t wasn’t long before they would even start nudging my fingers away, even though I wasn’t casting them into the air.
Some birds may not appear to mind being tossed, or picked up from the cage without choice or ignored when they bite. It might appear to solve it. But that doesn’t always mean it is the best option. This is why a methodical look at behavior solutions is so important. Just because it “works” for one person doesn’t make it a viable solution. There can be unseen variables or even unseen fallout behaviors that we just aren’t paying attention to. More on this in an upcoming episode!
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