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Video | mirroring | tapping games

When first establishing contact with a scared bird, mirroring can help make the connection. This video shows how I take cues from Mr. Darcy’s tapping with his beak and copy it. It is remarkable how quickly he catches on and starts to communicate with me. This bird who supposedly was mega aggressive and who had not been petted in years then allowed me to touch him for the very first time. This is all on the day after arrivals. Mr. Darcy truly is a remarkable bird.