Yes, I did notice that the birds had full wing feathers. Thanks for the tips to get started. He already spins the wheel. I like the ladder/tightrope trick. I can see where I can replicate that into several different tricks. Repetition and consistancy and I are old friends. I only use food as a reward in the very beginning in order to get the animals attention to me. Then they usually do it for the pure joy of accomplishment. I am just sort of lost as to what physical steps I can take to get certain movements from him. The ones you mentioned will get me started.

BTW, Illusive, Chippy is showing definite signs of feeling more boisterous and cheerful. He always was a happy keet, but since he's been on his new seed mixture, he's more energetic. Thank you.


JeanneM