Another attempt to capture Stewie on video. Better than our previous video clip, I think.

The “put the ball in the cup trick” was the first big “stupid parlor trick” this little sun conure learned, but when we started training he was still pretty bitey; in fact, he’d reach around training props just to bite me, so I needed to be careful not to leave my fingers exposed when I gave him the wiffle ball. As you can see in this video (below), it’s a non-issue now, because he’s stopped seeking out biting opportunities. (Personally, “not biting” is my favorite trick 😉 , but that doesn’t make for very exciting YouTube clips.)

To learn how Stewie learned how to do this particular prop trick, read the previous post about my attempts to teach retrieve.