Hey Michael, thanks very much for this terrific site. I have ordered your book and training perches, just waiting for them to turn up.
I do have a couple of questions though and would appreciate some information
I have a 15 week old Sun Conure, he is very loving and is always eager to come out of the cage. I have been training him to step up and down and he will do this with ease when asked.
He is flighted and spends most of the day out of the cage, under supervision.
I am trying to get him to come to me when called, there is one problem, he loves it and is way to keen.
He will fly to my arm before I get a chance to call him, I would like to be able to have him stay on his perch until I call him. I feel he isn't really learning when he does it before he is asked, because he is deciding on when he will go.
He also has a habit of either landing on our heads and shoulders or likes to climb up an sit on our shoulders. Now I am not a fan of this, because I wear glasses and all he does is chew on them. I am also wary of potential injuries to the eyes and ears if he decides to get grumpy and bite hard.
So is there an easy was to dicourage him from doing the above?