Hi, I got my bird Newton about a month ago now, and she's been doing really well with training. I only moved from one step to the next when I was certain she was comfortable with the step we were on. So today I got her to the door of her cage on my hand. I let her sit there a while, eating millet, then put her back in her cage. Our next session, I took her just inches out of her cage, with the millet in my other hand, and she fluttered to the ground and made a run for it. I calmly followed her, and when she'd run herself into a corner, I got as low as I could and slowly offered her my finger to step onto. She wouldn't budge.
After pressing my finger lightly against her chest several times, I got up and got her travel cage, then put that open in front of her. She hopped on top of it, so I slowly took it over to her big cage, and after a few minutes she let go of the travel cage and hopped back to safety. Now when I try to get her on my finger, she holds on to her perch for dear life. I even went back to using a short perch, and she wouldn't let go of the one she was on.
Do you think she'll be okay? I hope I haven't traumatized her. Should I go back a few steps in her training? I feel bad, since she had been doing so well. I guess I pushed her a bit too fast.