RICKY & LUCY: Teddy Bear Retrieval

Teddy Bear Retrieval – To retrieve the teddy bear and bring to trainer.

Purpose – Cognitive behavior in which the birds need to think of how to retrieve the teddy bear and bring it to their trainer.

Training – Learning to grab with bill and drag.

NICHOLAS: Ball Kick

Ball kick – Line up ventrally and kick ball up using tail flukes.

Purpose – Exercise and play.

Training – Almost complete!

WALLE – Stand

Stand – Stand up and balance body on hind legs.

Purpose – Can be used as a husbandry behavior to check over body.

Training – Using target pole to guide in a standing position and adding verbal cue “Stand.”

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3 thoughts on “Behaviors in Training

  1. lillie
    July 9, 2013 at 2:34 pm

    Nicholas you are so cute I can’t wait to come see you again.

  2. maddie
    July 28, 2013 at 10:55 am

    winter is a lovely animal on dolphin tale where is your hostipal with winter in

  3. bre
    August 1, 2013 at 3:56 pm

    i love winter i wish to met the real winter one day

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