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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-03-2011, 06:51 PM Thread Starter

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Red face Cage scared?


Ice my newly adopted GCC is great,

Very sweet and funny

But one thing im concerned about..

Today whenever i walk by.. she jumps to the cage bars to see me.
So i opened the door and asked her to step up.. she leaned forward and rested her beak on my finger like she was blocking my fingers from her feet xD

But after that she flew out of the cage .. landed on my bed and i asked her to step up.. and she stepped up PERFECTLY!

It seems like she is scared to step up in her cage but out side of it she is fine
Any help?
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That is a common behavior of many members of many species of parrot.

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Scully sometimes does that and I just don't ask him to step up. ( He's VERY MOODY!) Once, while he was out when he was really scared of my hand, he got scared on to the ground and he steped up pefectly too. In the bird's world, the highest perch is for dominate birds and birds always think the highest perch is the safest, so they try to go there. When you're on a flat surface and believed this, you'd go to a "perch" higher. HOPE THIS HELPED!

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That helped Great!! thanks!! ill just ask her to step up once she is out!

Thats great thanks!
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My gcc will sometimes step up in his cage... sometimes not... I have an HQ flight and open the door and allow him to climb up onto the top of thr door... he then steps up perfectly everytime.
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Usually Dexter presses himself up the bars when I'm in the room so I open the cage door and usually he flies onto my hand and then I let him go whereever he wants to, if he doesn't fly to me (very rare) then he comes out by himself. I think letting a bird come out by themselves if they seem to scared is really important, you wouldn't wanna be forced into doing something scary quickly. Also he is in new surroundings so he is bound to be a little frightened of everything. Other than that, I'm glad he's doing great for you

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