Strolling the yard
- Middle of nowhere, Pennsylvania
- Real Name
This is more curiosity rather than anything I need help with. Why do birds refuse to step up but then act fine off their perch/cage? When we noticed this with Kiwi I thought it strange because she loves being out to, say sit on the couch and watch X-Files together (she's like a little Scully, I'm more of a Mulder) but getting her on my hand is such a battle! We pretend bite (biting my jewelry is a way she tells me "I'm angry but dont want to hurt you"), try to run and hide, or just crawl back in the cage altogether! But once shes up shes happy as a clam! I've noticed on here that this is not uncommon and if anyone knows a good way to remedy this I'd love to hear it, but I'm more interested in the why behind the what. If she likes being on her cage, AND likes being out, why is the transition so hard?