Dear Parrot Lover,
Not every parrot is sweet and cuddly. Some are downright mean and aggressive. If your parrot tries to bite you whenever they can and lashes out at you for what seems to be no apparent reason, do not give up hope just yet. There are steps that you can take in order to properly bond with your parrot.
Before you really start getting down to the nitty-gritty of parrot training and bonding, you should first make sure that your parrot is as healthy as can be. Remember, because parrots are flock creatures, they will usually not show signs of being ill until it is nearly too late to help them get better. If your parrot is trying to bite you or lunges at you whenever you walk past his or her cage, then there may be something physically wrong with them and that is causing them pain. Most animals will be on the aggressive if they are in pain in any way. Make an appointment for your parrot to visit a certified avian veterinarian for a complete checkup in order to rule out any health issues.
Whilst there, ask the vet to trim down your parrot’s nails. This will help your parrot grip the perches, as well as to walk better too. You should also discuss clipping your parrot’s wings as well. Ask the vet to teach how to do these by yourself at home. With your parrot’s nails and wings trimmed and clipped, you will not have any fear of your parrot inadvertently scratching you or flying away.
Once any and all health concerns have been addressed, you can then start on your bonding session with your parrot. Remember to always keep these sessions as short and sweet as possible. You do not want to overdo any training session with your parrot as this will cause him or her to become disinterested and they may revert back to their old ways and habits.
Choose a time for your parrot’s bonding session when it is somewhat calm and quiet in your home. Trying to bond with a parrot when there are screaming children running around or the latest action-packed TV show is blaring, is not possible. In fact, whenever you interact with your parrot it should be in a very calm and stress-free environment. This too should be the case whenever you talk to your parrot, i.e. keep your voice calm and soothing at all times. Avoid shouting or raising your voice at your parrot. Use facial expressions to show your disapproval instead.
During your first few bonding sessions, you should always move around your parrot slowly so that he or she does not get a fright and try to bite or fly away. Focus on teaching your parrot simple commands such as ’step up’. Once your parrot has mastered this, he or she will be able to step up onto your hand or finger on command. By this time you should be able to pet your parrot on the head. This will enable you to further bond with your parrot.
How to Have the Perfect Bird
What Does the Perfect Bird Mean to You?
When we talk about ‘the perfect bird,’ most of us simply mean a bird that is not annoying or mean. We’d like a bird that doesn’t scream all the time, bite hard, throw things, and poop everywhere. We’ve all known a bird like that or at least heard stories about those birds.
I’m hoping you don’t currently own this type of bird, but if you do, the perfect bird is attainable for you, even if you can’t imagine it. Your bird doesn’t have to be loud, annoying, and mean!
Leading the Way to Enjoyable
It’s also possible to have an enjoyable experience with your bird. Not only can the bird not be annoying, but he can also be trained so that is enjoyable to spend time with him. Wouldn’t it be fun to train your bird to be nice, to talk and sing, and to do tricks?
You have a resource at your disposal! A professional bird handler is sharing his training tips and techniques in a series of FREE videos for you to watch. In fact, these are the same training techniques that illusionist David Copperfield trusted for his own bird!
What Others are Saying
“Thanks to your training system, my bird is now a loving pet,” exclaims one viewer. Another video viewer praises the techniques for helping her ‘vicious’ bird become the ‘best pet in the world.’