I have a lutino cockatiel named sunflower. He's around a year old and he takes food from my hand . The next step is to teach him to step up. However, whenever I place the dowel (he doesn't like hands that much) near him, he tries to bite it. What does this mean? Is he scared of the dowel? Most videos say to push lightly right above the feet. I'm scared if I do that I will lose trust. Thanks for any help!