Archive for August, 2011

Parrot Training 101

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011

Dear Parrot Lover,

Is your parrot one of those birds who just loves to peck at everything that his beak can reach? Do those pecks sometimes result in broken skin and bleeding fingertips?

Before giving up on your parrot entirely, you should first consider ‘No Bite’ parrot training.

Even if your parrot has bitten you several times before, do not lose faith! As soon as you, you will unknowingly start to distrust your parrot and spend less and less time with him or her. Your parrot, on the other hand, will immediately notice your distrust and mistake it as fear and will want to defend themselves from you more often. This is a terrible cycle to be in and it is therefore quite important that you do not allow things to escalate to this point.

The first step to take in training your parrot not to bite is to understand your parrot’s specific body language. There are certain clues that you can look out for to avoid being bitten ever again by your parrot. Such clues include, pinning or narrowing of the pupils, and fluffing out of their feathers. This shows excitability and if not controlled may lead to a nip or two.

If your parrot does not attempt to bite you, immediately repeat the words ‘No Bite’ in a firm voice. Do not shout the words nor scream the words to your parrot. This will only make him or her more fearful of you and more prone to bite. Say the words in a calm but firm voice. Your parrot will soon learn to associate his actions with those words.

If your parrot succeeds in biting your finger, you should gently push with your finger into your parrots mouth. This gentle backwards gesture will cause your parrot to lose their balance and they will let go of your finger. Never try to pull your finger out of your parrot’s beak as they will only clamp down harder and it will result in you losing a lot of skin and blood.

You will also need to understand that there are a few reasons why parrots bite. The most common reasons being fear and frustration. Other reasons include your parrot reaching their adolescent years, feather molting, protecting their cage or toys or favorite person and even jealousy of another person or family member.

Learning to recognize the clue’s that your parrot exhibits before a bite, coupled with the firm words ‘No Bite’, can go a long way in training your parrot not to bite every again.

Parrot Training 101

Is Your Parrot a Naughty Bird?

Click Here To Receive any or all of these amazing,
groundbreaking training videos.

I’ve known a few parrots that exhibited some naughty behavior that you probably wouldn’t like to see.

A beautiful large parrot lives in a nearby nature center with visitors. It is well known that he has bitten every single animal caretaker once. They view it as an initiation to working there, and he enjoys tricking them! Additionally, he screams loudly!!! for attention or to startle young visitors when they are near.

A lovely African Grey was very attached to her male owner. When he was absent from her, no one else, including his wife!!!, could care for her. She was not friendly whatsoever to the wife.

Click Here To Learn about more naughty behaviors that some birds do

Do You Want to Learn How to Train Your Parrot?

The good news is that your bird doesn’t have to be just a naughty bird with bad behaviors. He doesn’t have to scream at you or bite you. He doesn’t have to throw seeds, poop everywhere, and yank out feathers. There are better ways!

Any parrot can be trained into better behavior, and you don’t have to do anything mean or bad in return to him. Instead, learning to train your parrot is all about you knowing the best way to interact with him.

Click here to watch videos about bird training

Teach Fun Stuff too!

It’s not just about undoing bad behaviors either. You can also teach your parrot a lot of neat and fun stuff to impress your friends and family with. Teach him how to wave, pick objects up and move them, or develop a large vocabulary. Additionally, all these fun tricks are ways to increase a healthy relationship between your and your bird!

Want to learn more about training for your breed of bird?

Regards,
Nathalie Roberts

Parrot Training 101

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011

Dear Parrot Lover,

Is your parrot one of those birds who just loves to peck at everything that his beak can reach? Do those pecks sometimes result in broken skin and bleeding fingertips?

Before giving up on your parrot entirely, you should first consider ‘No Bite’ parrot training.

Even if your parrot has bitten you several times before, do not lose faith! As soon as you, you will unknowingly start to distrust your parrot and spend less and less time with him or her. Your parrot, on the other hand, will immediately notice your distrust and mistake it as fear and will want to defend themselves from you more often. This is a terrible cycle to be in and it is therefore quite important that you do not allow things to escalate to this point.

The first step to take in training your parrot not to bite is to understand your parrot’s specific body language. There are certain clues that you can look out for to avoid being bitten ever again by your parrot. Such clues include, pinning or narrowing of the pupils, and fluffing out of their feathers. This shows excitability and if not controlled may lead to a nip or two.

If your parrot does not attempt to bite you, immediately repeat the words ‘No Bite’ in a firm voice. Do not shout the words nor scream the words to your parrot. This will only make him or her more fearful of you and more prone to bite. Say the words in a calm but firm voice. Your parrot will soon learn to associate his actions with those words.

If your parrot succeeds in biting your finger, you should gently push with your finger into your parrots mouth. This gentle backwards gesture will cause your parrot to lose their balance and they will let go of your finger. Never try to pull your finger out of your parrot’s beak as they will only clamp down harder and it will result in you losing a lot of skin and blood.

You will also need to understand that there are a few reasons why parrots bite. The most common reasons being fear and frustration. Other reasons include your parrot reaching their adolescent years, feather molting, protecting their cage or toys or favorite person and even jealousy of another person or family member.

Learning to recognize the clue’s that your parrot exhibits before a bite, coupled with the firm words ‘No Bite’, can go a long way in training your parrot not to bite every again.

Parrot Training 101

Is Your Parrot a Naughty Bird?

Click Here To Receive any or all of these amazing,
groundbreaking training videos.

I’ve known a few parrots that exhibited some naughty behavior that you probably wouldn’t like to see.

A beautiful large parrot lives in a nearby nature center with visitors. It is well known that he has bitten every single animal caretaker once. They view it as an initiation to working there, and he enjoys tricking them! Additionally, he screams loudly!!! for attention or to startle young visitors when they are near.

A lovely African Grey was very attached to her male owner. When he was absent from her, no one else, including his wife!!!, could care for her. She was not friendly whatsoever to the wife.

Click Here To Learn about more naughty behaviors that some birds do

Do You Want to Learn How to Train Your Parrot?

The good news is that your bird doesn’t have to be just a naughty bird with bad behaviors. He doesn’t have to scream at you or bite you. He doesn’t have to throw seeds, poop everywhere, and yank out feathers. There are better ways!

Any parrot can be trained into better behavior, and you don’t have to do anything mean or bad in return to him. Instead, learning to train your parrot is all about you knowing the best way to interact with him.

Click here to watch videos about bird training

Teach Fun Stuff too!

It’s not just about undoing bad behaviors either. You can also teach your parrot a lot of neat and fun stuff to impress your friends and family with. Teach him how to wave, pick objects up and move them, or develop a large vocabulary. Additionally, all these fun tricks are ways to increase a healthy relationship between your and your bird!

Want to learn more about training for your breed of bird?

Regards,
Nathalie Roberts

More than Just a Hello

Tuesday, August 9th, 2011

Dear Parrot Lover,

If you have ever been told that your parrot won’t talk, you’ve probably felt disappointed and sad. Most likely you may have even wondered whether purchasing your pet bird was such a good idea after all. Well, no matter the age of your parrot, and no matter what species your parrot is, you can teach him or her to talk! However, it is a good idea to learn the best way to train your parrot to talk first.

The most important thing to understand is that you must have plenty of patience with your parrot. Parrots are pretty smart creatures with the capability of learning on a level of a human toddler. This means that not only can they learn to talk, but they can also have the tantrums that a human toddler is sometimes prone to having. Therefore, having lots of patience with your parrot is a good way to start any training session. And no matter how stubborn your parrot is at first, give them plenty of time and they will eventually warm up to the idea of having a training session with you.

The training sessions that you implement with your parrot must always be kept short, sweet and to the point. Usually a session should last no more than 20 to 30 minutes at a time. If you find that your parrot has lost interest in the session, then it is time to quit and allow your parrot some playtime. Never push your parrot into learning or doing something if he or she is not ready for it. Allow the training sessions to progress at your parrot’s pace, not yours!

Start the training session with teaching your parrot to say only one or two words. As the training sessions progress, you can then include more words and eventually you’ll be able to teach your parrot to repeat whole phrases. Remember to always pronounce the words as clearly as possible to help your parrot to more easily understand them.

Teach your parrot to talk about their toys or favorite foods. This will help reinforce the words and their meanings. For example, if your parrot likes to eat bananas, and then every time you give him or her a banana always be sure to repeat the word as you give it to them. This will help your parrot to make the association between the treat and the word itself. Pretty soon your parrot will be able to ask for a banana by name!

More than Just a Hello

Teaching Your Bird to Talk

Click here for the exciting details of this automatic training system

Many of us know the quote made famous by the movie Jerry McQuire…”You had me at hello.” Well, when it comes to birds, many of us are also captivated by birds when we first hear them chirp out hello at us. But over time, we’d all like to hear more than just that first hello!

Click here to see what birds can learn to say

What Can Your Bird Learn?

Your bird can likely learn a lot more than you even realize. Recently I’ve watched several very talented parrots appear on a popular televised talent show. These birds said a variety of words, imitated animal sounds, laughed, sang, and more. They aren’t the exception! It actually boils down to a few key factors:

How much time do you spend with your bird working with it?

How are you training your bird?

What kind of bird do you have?

Some bird breeds are more talkative than other birds, and individual personality is also a factor.

Click here to learn more about teaching a bird to talk

The Best Training Method for Teaching a Bird to Talk

Birds are eager learners, but you have got to know the right way to communicate with your bird for success. Just playing the television or radio for your bird isn’t enough, and in fact, it might be counter-productive for some birds. Instead, you need to know how to tell what will work best for your individual bird.

Some birds do well with certain recordings. Other birds learn well by mimicking another bird that has already learned words. It helps to know how much training time is too much as well as learn to pick up on your bird’s own cues for what words he is likely to resist repeating.

Once you have the knowledge, you can really take your bird to the highest ends of the parrot speaking world!

Click here to learn how to best teach your bird to talk

Regards,
Nathalie Roberts