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.”