Sitting on the front steps
Is it possible to teach an old bird new tricks? My family and I have a pet blue fronted amazon. Before my grandma moved into our home he belonged to her. She and my mom tell me that he is at the very least 35 years old. He is a bit aggressive all year round (not only spring), but I would like to try to train him not to bite us and to step up onto our hand. I have made an improvement with him by rewarding him with treats when he puts his head down for pets, so I wonder if I could teach him to step up. My mom says they stopped trying to train him after he stepped up onto my grandma's hand and bit her in the face. If it is possible, does anyone have any recommendations on how to train an aggressive bird to step up?