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Dance Move No. 3 - The Head Bob

Get your bird bopping to the music

By Tani Robar

A pet bird learns to do the head bobTeaching the head bob is similar to teaching your bird to nod his head yes. The difference, of course, is you want to teach the head bob to music. Many birds bob their heads spontaneously to various stimuli, but now you are asking your bird to bob to a given cue. There is no verbal cue to this trick, as the music becomes the cue, but the physical cue is simply a smaller version of the teaching cue.

**For the full article, pick up the September 2008 issue of BIRD TALK**

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