hormonal changes everything with both sexes...and a female doesn't have to be going thru it to be more difficult...and I knew what you meant about the bars on the head its just that you said MOSTLY gone...

ok thing with perch or HAND training is you don't advance the perch or your hand to the bird right away...

you just rest it on a perch she is on and leave it without moving for several days of training then only slowly advance a bit closer not right up to the bird even then...

eventually the bird will let you touch her gently with your hand or perch an that's when you say ...up or step up...but its not by chasing the bird down and getting it exhausted...

all this takes weeks...not days...never force the bird...

now when she or he gets out you don't take the cage to the bird you would take the perch you will buy to the bird and get low to the bird not towering above it...and say UP when you bring the perch to the bird...

then very slowly raise it and you and walk very slowly to where the bird will see the cage and she will then fly to it...

this is why long perch training is more important at first instead of hand training in case a bird gets high on curtains or ceiling lights or escapes you wont be able to reach up with your hand...perch training and solid perch training is very important in this way.

try to get some pictures uploaded to photobucket... smile




Last edited by illusive Fantasy; 08/13/13 10:14 PM.