The step-up command begins with a bird that is comfortable around you. If this is not so, the first step would be to socialize with your bird.
- Talk to your bird: Spend some time talking to your bird. Your voice should be calm and soothing.
- Offer a treat to start the session on a positive note: Although treats are usually used as a reward, a small treat at the beginning of the training session will be an effective tool in gaining your bird’s cooperation.