This is just me being curious (as I haven't even had a bird yet).

My CHC study guide makes a big deal about feeding and imprints. They recommend that an imprint never associate the falconer with food, and even suggest going to lengths like having another person take the bird out of the room while you put food in the bird's current living space.

However, I've noticed on here that some folks will hand feed eyasses. Is this just personal preference? Does it depend on the species? Or is it based on the individual personality of the bird? If so, how do you judge whether or not you can hand feed an eyass?

I'm just confused as to how folks can very plainly feed eyasses from their fingers and not end up with a screamer, when everything I've read has suggested that is exactly what will happen.