Steps to taming a new or old bird.

1. Put your hand in the cage very still a few times a day. No fast movements. Do this until they are  no longer afraid of your hand. Move on to step 2.

2. One they are not scared of your hand hold a treat in your hand and see if they will take it from you. Keep doing this step until they take the treat out of your hand. Move on to step 3.

3. Hold your bird's favorite treat in one hand and put out the other arm / hand close to your bird - close enough for him to be able to step up should he or she choose to. The hand with your treat should be held close to the "step-up" arm or hand (depending on the size of the bird, you would either offer the hand or the arm.)

The bird is likely to stretch his head out to grab the treat . Give it to him and praise him. Wait until he is ready again and then put your hand up for him to step up on and show the treat, and ask him to step up.

Your bird is likely to stretch out again for the treat and if so, give it to him and praise him. Eventually, he will put one foot on your arm / hand to more easily get to the treat. When he does so, praise him.

The next step will be for your pet to step up with both feet - when this happens, give him a "jackpot" of praise and treats.

Put him back on the perch. Place your hand / arm ready for the bird to step up on again and ask him to step up showing him the treat.