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Jessi and Maui give a quick demonstration on how to properly have a parrot step onto and safely perch on your finger.

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Alright guys, we're here at Animal Wonders. I'm Jessi and I'm gonna quickly show you how to have a bird step on your finger and how to hold them, the proper way to do that.   So, you have your bird on your perch here, and you're going to present your finger. Now, the important - you don't want to present your fingers first, these fingers first, and you don't wanna try and grab 'em this way or thumb or anything. You wanna take your pointer finger, point it, and take your knuckle and present right - see the height that I have it. I don't have it below her, I don't have it even with that perch. I have it a little higher than the perch she's on right now. A bird's natural instinct is step up to get a better vantage point.   So I'm gonna present it right here - and see how she used her beak a little bit, she's just testing it out and seeing that she's not going in for a bite. So you're just gonna move it closer and closer to her, and right into her chest there, and if she doesn't readily step up, you're gonna apply a little upward pressure and she'll step right onto your fingers saying, "Hey, this is a better perch!"   And the next thing you wanna do is to secure your bird. In case they get spooked by something; you don't want them flying off your finger. So you're gonna take your thumb and you're gonna put it over their toe, right there. So if you do make a quick movement or if something over here scares them, they're not gonna flutter off. If they do flutter, you have their toe there and you can secure them on your finger and keep them safe.   Once they're comfortable on your hand you can just have fun with them! Pyoo.   If you guys have any questions about how to hold a bird properly on your finger, you can find me on Twitter, Tumblr, and Facebook -- put it in the links below -- and if you have any other questions or wanna go on an adventure with us every week, subscribe to our YouTube channel. Thanks guys.   Welcome back to Animal Wonders! I've been getting a lot of questions asking how to take care of certain animals, and I'd love to answer all your questions, but I'll do it one episode at a time. Today let's talk about how to take care of guinea pigs.   [laughs] What is that, huh? It's a fingernail. Weird, huh. [whispers:] What was that? It was the fridge. Whoa. [giggles] You're a cutie patootie.