Training Your Parakeet to Step Up on Your Finger

Training your parakeet to step up on your finger gives you a way to take him out of his cage. It is also a way to develop a relationship of trust. Ensure that your parakeet is comfortable with you by sitting by his cage as you speak or sing softly to him. Drape your hand in the cage to explore and try to hand feed him. Use an extra perch and press it against his abdomen just above his feet. Say the UP command. Press hard enough so your bird steps up on the perch. Practice this and then do the same thing with your finger on top of the perch. Eventually you’ll be able to get your parakeet to step up on your finger. Move him around the cage and out the door while on your finger. Learn more from your veterinary clinic Glen Ellyn IL.


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