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Slippy step up

alocia

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Whenever my GCC steps up, it always feels like he is slipping! He immediately steps off if he slips, or if i try to lift him up on my finger. What is the best way to keep him from falling off and have him hold on?
 

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How old?
 

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Does he have weak grip? Have you consulted a vet?
 

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You could try using the back of your hand instead of a finger to give him more surface to stand on. Your covered arm might also help.
 

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I mean, conures are pretty light bodied birds. It sounds like poor grip or weak leg muscles. I'd at least talk to a vet about it.
 

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How short are the toenails?
 

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How short are the toenails?
They were recently filed down, but are still somewhat long. I'll try to attach an image later, but they poke into my finger a bit but don't really hurt.
 

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I've only had him for a few months, but he is a year old and will step up for a treat and then steps down haha.
Do you think he might just still be tentative about the whole thing so not really committing to it?
 
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