Attract your bird's attention with colorful wooden pieces that spin and move up and down. White pine diamonds and blocks alternate on a nickel-plated chain. Step up blocks are great for alone time- movement sends the colored diamonds round and round, attracting your bird's color vision. It's also ideal to practice "step-up" commands - simply ask your bird to step from diamond to diamond and feed a small treat as a reward. Enticing, chewable corners and sisal rope tied at the bottom ring create even more interest. Hanging hardware included.
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The importance of the "step up" command
Every pet needs to be trained in some fashion and that includes birds. Since a natural physical behavior of a bird is to step up, this is a fairly easy command to teach. Added benefits of teaching this command include reinforcing your higher status, helping the bird overcome his natural fear of you, and strengthening the bond between you.
Once you have taught your bird to step up on to your finger (see our article "How to Teach Your Bird To Step Up"), you can start using the command to teach him to step up on toys and other items. This command may come in handy if you need to let your bird quickly step up on a perch or other object if you have to tend to something else in a hurry!
Interacting with your bird is every bit as important as providing an interesting environment. The secret to keeping your bird happy is the frequency of attention, not the duration. A few minutes of attention several times daily works wonders to relieve stress. Mental growth comes from engaging in a variety of life experiences. Experiment to discover the types of toys your bird finds the most interesting and challenging. Keep in mind that no matter which toys you provide, and regardless of how intriguing, your bird will eventually tire of them. It is important not to place too many toys in the cage at once, which may over-stimulate your bird and cause stress. It's better to choose a select few and to rotate them every few days.