Dear Parrot Lover,
Is your parrot naughty? Does he scream and/or attempt to bite you? Do you simply wish to have a parrot that you can cuddle and love like every other parrot owner?
Well it’s not that hard to accomplish, especially if you know the tricks of the parrot training trade!
The first thing that you should do if you are trying to stop your parrot’s bad behavior is to make quite sure that their nails are clipped as well as their wills. Not only will this prevent your parrot from inadvertently scratching you, but will also help prevent your parrot from flying away.
Your parrot’s cage should ideally have a large front door, to allow easy access. This will help you to more easily remove your parrot from his cage and then place him back in it later on.
Now you can make sure you that you can take your parrot out of his cage easily and that he won’t scratch you or fly away. You can now begin a taming session to help curb your parrot’s bad behavior. Just remember to do such a taming session when it is relatively calm and quiet in house.
Another simple rule to remember is to always talk to your parrot in a very calm and relaxed manner, like you would do with a young child. Most parrots have the attention span of a toddler, as well as the intelligence level of a child aged between 2 and 5 years of age. Never shout at your parrot, but instead use your facial expressions to show your disapproval.
It is also best to move slowly around your parrot, but in case your parrot does get a fright and manages to escape from your hands and flies down to the floor, simply scoop him up with your hands cupped together.
It would be better if there was only one family member who will be training your parrot, because two or more people can make your parrot quite nervous. Choose a trainer who will be spending the most time with your parrot and who will also be the most patient and sensitive to your parrots needs and wants.
Whilst parrots can verbally communicate they prefer to show their affection in a physical manner, such as through preening. They also love to be touched and petted.
As your training sessions with your parrot continues, he will eventually be able to sit quite comfortably on your finger once he has learnt the ‘Step-Up Command’. By this time you should be able to scratch your parrot on his head. Once your parrot is more accustomed to your touch, you can then get him used to your touching him under and over his wings. This will come in handy when it is time to clip your parrot’s wings.
All of the above suggestions will help you to build up an attachment with your parrot, which will in turn, help you in ridding your parrot of any bad behavior.
The methods for teaching parrots are the same as those used for young children. They learn to talk by listening to their parents/parrot owners and by looking at their face.
The Wizard of Parrots
We can’t say “Chet Womach” without smiling! If you’ve seen his parrot training videos, you know what we mean. If you haven’t, you’re in for a treat.
Chet has owned parrots since he was 10 years old and has a very deep love for these colorful creatures. With amazing energy and patience he has learned to overcome the most annoying, challenging (”I want to kill that bird”) habits and behaviors. Fortunately for other parrot owners, Chet has developed an incredibly powerful and effective Taming, Training and Tricks System that will help you become master of your parrot - no matter how challenging he or she is.
World Famous Magician David Copperfield Uses These Techniques
Chet is not shy. He goes to amazing lengths to discover the most effective ways to work with birds to get training results fast. And that door swings both ways: Chet is known for his training abilities and has influenced people like magician David Copperfield.
The trick is (no pun intended) that Chet has taken the time to make video recordings of him in real life situations with untrained birds (many training videos actually show pre-trained birds in “demonstrations” of training techniques). You’ll be amazed when you see Chet failing, and what he does to turn the failure into a better training technique.
Chet’s refined and proven parrot training system gets results during the first training session and produces bad behavior changes in as little as 48 hours. But don’t take our word for it: