Doing it his way
Well my GCC, Gilderoy, is a typical crazy conure. He knows how to step up and does it quite nicely from finger to finger outside of his cage. Once or twice he even did it to come out of his cage. I thought he had the hang of it but then for some reason he refused to step up to come out of the cage. I'd put my finger in front of him and he'd either push it away with his beak or hold it with his beak or scurry away but the little stinker would not step up. I was getting frustrated and was really working on the step ups. Out of the cage he did it every time almost. So the last few days I've been trying to figure out what's going on in that little bird brain of his. Well, when he wouldn't step up at the store the owner would gently grab him and take him out which is what I also did to get him out. The last few days I realized that when I put my hand in the cage he comes over looking for scritches and will position himself between the cage bars and my hand and lean into my hand. If I just pet him he grabs at my finger. If I put my fingers around him he pushes into my hand and he lets go of the bars. He has come out by stepping up but it's like he's decided it's more fun this way. I'd still like him to step up like a good little conure but as long as he's wanting to come out and play I guess we can do it his way.