...i'm back home now, and my parents have completely let my birds become untrained. i'm pretty annoyed, because i told them that they have to handle them and spend time with them so that this doesn't happen, but as it turns out, they just kind of let the birds dominate them and do whatever they want.
now, i'm back, and the birds seem to know that i mean business, but i can only get them to step up if they're inside their cage. NOW i have to go about retraining them and i don't even know where to start. i'm kind of irritated that this is even necessary.