So, we have another followup to this post and Mr P's non stepping up behavior.
Yesterday, Mr P once again decided he didnt want to step up to come out. This time it was different, he didnt put his head down in bull charge mode and he didnt try to push my hand away, he just didnt want to step up from the perch he was on to my hand. So, just to see what would happen I allowed him to climb over my hand and hang on the side of the cage. He hung there and waited for me to reposition my hand so he could step up from there. I am unsure why he would prefer to step up from hanging on the bars of his cage rather than from his perch but this is acceptable to me.
As long as he doesnt try to bite me when my hand is in his cage or when I try to get him off the side of the cage, I can live with that.
Same behavior today, he climbed over my hand, then hung there and waited for me to have him step up onto my hand..
The bird is bi-polar. I'm sure of it.
lol like a teenager, I guess you pick and choose your battles