Sorry for the long absence, moving and whatnot sucks.
I have a bit of a predicament. Loki, the African grey won't jump, let alone fly.
He's five years old, and his wings are all grown back (after some nasty hobbitses clipped them). Problem is, he won't fly.
At this point, I just want him to jump. However, he can't even seem to manage that. I've tried everything from trying to get him to jump from a counter, to moving between two perches that are just outside beaking distance. Loki will not even attempt a jump.
Here's what aggravates me. He'll jump in fear.
He doesn't like the shower, which is where I first learned he could jump. Straight from his shower perch to the sink (which is about the same height and a good 4 feet away). HE CAN JUMP! However, he will not jump in what's the most basic of jumping steps. Doesn't matter if I offer him a sunflower seed, or a seed pouch and a peanut. Loki will not jump, and it's been 2 weeks of hard training now. I get he's five years old, but the bird needs to jump.