Archive for October, 2011

The Best Way to Train Your Bird

Sunday, October 30th, 2011

Dear Parrot Lover,

It is surely a dream of all parrot owners to have a parrot that exemplifies good parrot behavior. That is, that their parrot does not scream continuously, or try to bite every finger that comes their way. To have a parrot that listens to and understands verbal and physical commands and requests is truly the ultimate goal of every parrot owner.

However, the only real way in which to have such a parrot, is by properly training a parrot from the start. This is best done by understanding your parrot’s current behavior patterns and then training your parrot to learn new patterns that will benefit them in the long run.

Proper parrot training is just as important to do with your parrot as it is to train your dog. Keep in mind that a parrot that is well trained, will also be a very happy parrot too. In addition, your parrot will then also be more willing to interact on a very friendly and trusting basis with your friends and other members of your family and household.

The trick here is to learn how to properly train your parrot so as to modify their current behavior patterns in a positive way and not to inadvertently reinforce their negative behavior patterns. If you are too tired or if you easily become impatient with your parrot whilst trying to train them, you can make things worse and teach your parrot not to trust you and not to listen to you either. Therefore it is always a good idea to make sure that you are energetic and calm before you start with your parrot’s behavior modification training as this will help ensure that both of you have a good learning experience.

Parrots will always show signs that they are scared, frustrated or are about to lash out and bite their owners or whoever is handling them. In order to train your parrot not to do these things, you will need to first learn how to recognize such signs so that you can train these responses out of your parrot.

One of the more common signs is pinning or narrowing of their pupils. Parrots, and other species of birds, will often do this as a warning sign that they are become overly excited. This can be a ‘good excited’ or a ‘bad excited’ - what happens next will determine with the eye pinning is good or bad.

Remember to keep your parrots training sessions short, sweet, and to the treat! Parrots love getting treats from their owners, and giving them their favorite treat is a great reward for learning a new command or trick. It will help encourage your parrot to learn more so that they can get more treats.

Praise your parrot as often as you can. They will remember the praise and will strive to change their negative behavior into a more positive behaviors so as to receive more praise from you.

The Best Way to Train Your Bird

Any Bird Can Be Trained!

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We all know about the training classes and programs available for dogs, but many of us don’t realize that the same kinds of training methods (positive reinforcement) can be used to train a wide variety of species, including the birds we love. Just like with dogs, training really helps establish a bond with your bird and helps to work through a variety of behavioral issues.

Click here to see information on what training can do for your bird

If you’ve experienced bird behaviors like

Biting

Screaming

Feather Plucking

Charging at you when you approach

You will definitely benefit from learning how positive training methods can really alter how your bird views you and behaves with you.

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What Training Works?

The best method of working with your bird is the method that is widely used by both wild animal trainers and dog trainers: positive reinforcement. Bird Tricks is a program designed just for birds and parrots by people that know parrots. They show you how to adapt the training style for your situation and bird.

Bird Tricks does more than tell you how to do something. They show you how with free videos. They also provide a wealth of training tips and information that can really improve your relationship with your bird.

A Bird Tricks supporter, Barb Byers says, “When I first got him, he was biting me terribly and squawked every time I came near his cage. Your tapes were instrumental in allowing me to touch Gismo and get him from his cage.”

Click here to learn what other satisfied Bird Tricks bird owners are saying

Regards,
Nathalie Roberts

Keep Your Bird Entertained

Thursday, October 6th, 2011

As a loving and kind parrot owner can you take a look at your parrot’s toys and honestly and knowingly say that they are:

Created using tanned vegetable leather

Not created using formaldehyde in any form

Created with iron or stainless steal

Not created with a zinc coating

Created with woods that are vegetable dyed

Not created using paints, lacquers, glues or adhesives

Created with chains and links that are made out of stainless steel to attach the toys to the cage bars

Well? How well do you know your parrot’s toys? The same toys that you lovingly purchased for your parrot?

If you don’t know how your parrot’s toys were made or if you do not what your parrot’s toys are made of or from, don’t worry, you are not alone! More than half of every parrot owner does not truly know what their parrot’s toys are made from or where they came from.

Some parrot toys are created in overseas countries and then imported into the USA. Most times these countries actually have subpar standards than the USA, especially when it concerns the proper health care of our cats, dogs and parrots. This means that the toys your parrot may be playing with right now may actually be harmful to them.

In order to take care your parrot, you need to be aware of proper parrot toy safety. This means that you will need to understand that there are certain woods, dyes, chemicals, metals, etc, that are absolutely detrimental to your parrot’s health, both short term and long term.

Therefore it is important to choose your parrot’s toys wisely. Avoid toys that contain Zinc and Lead. Or that have leather and wood pieces that are dyed with anything other than vegetable dye. It is also best to try to identify the type of wood that is present in your parrot’s toy as there are quite a few woods that are harmful to parrots, such as Apple. A good, safe, wood that is popular amongst most good parrot toys is Manzanite. It is a dark wood that grows in a variety of shapes and sizes.

Be very careful when choosing your parrot’s toys so as to insure the overal health and safety of your parrot for many years to come.

Keep Your Bird Entertained


Imagine New Toys Each Month

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Go back to your childhood and think about how much fun you had playing with toys, especially new toys. Now imagine how much fun you would have had if new toys had arrived in the mail each and every month for you to play with. It would be astounding!

Your bird is no different in many ways. He gets the same excited and curious reaction at the thought of having a new item to climb on, chew on, play with, or even shred apart.

Click to see how new toys stimulate your parrot’s brain

Look What Toys Can Do For Your Bird

It’s amazing to think that some little toy that hangs on his perch or in his cage could do very much, but in fact it can do a lot for your bird. Parrots are highly intelligent, and in the wild they are curious, investigative, and roam great distances. In our captive environments, a lot of this natural behavior is removed or limited, but toys are the key to allowing your bird to still think and play.

It helps not only stimulate his brain and give him something to do, but it can greatly help reduce negative behaviors like feather pulling, screaming for attention, and biting.

Click to see how toys can change your bird’s naughty behavior

Safety First

While toys are great, they’ve got to be safe. Many of the parrot toys that are commercially and readily available aren’t always the safest item for your bird. They can be toxic, dangerous, and even deadly as the bird toy market is not regulated, and many of these toys come from overseas.

With the Parrot Toys by Mail club, you’ll have access to totally bird safe toys that are made with your bird in mind. They’ll come sized for your bird, will contain only natural items that are safe, and will provide your bird with a ton of fun!

Click here to check out what toys are in the Parrot Toys by Mail club

Regards,
Nathalie Roberts