Dear Parrot Lover,
Although most parrot owners would love to have a parrot that displays love to them every single day, most would actually prefer a parrot that is just plain well behaved and obedient. This is simply because most parrots have not been trained properly by their owners, and so their owners are never able to have a special bond with their parrots. This can all change, however, if the parrot owners were willing to learn how to train their parrots properly right from the start.
The most obvious lesson to learn when attempting to train a parrot is to have the utmost patience humanly possible. Your parrot may not immediately comprehend what it is that you are trying to train him or her to do, but given time they will soon pick it up and respond accordingly.
Besides patience, another training tip to adhere to is to remember that how you react to your parrot’s actions will have a direct affect your parrot’s outlook of you as their flock leader. In order to avoid this, it is a good idea to never raise your voice, throw things at your parrot’s cage, rattle the cage, or smack your parrot for any reason at all! If you become overly frustrated, give both you and your parrot a time out until you are calmer to resume a training session. Parrots are very fragile birds and negative words and actions can have long term detrimental effects. Try to keep all of the training sessions short, sweet and to the point, with plenty of rewards along the way.
Withholding food from your parrot to aid in its training is never a good idea. However, the use of food treats, such as extra sunflower seeds, is a great way to encourage your parrot.
Once you have concluded the training session with your parrot, spend a few minutes playing with him. This will give him another incentive to learn quickly so that he can get to playtime faster.
Keep in mind that every parrot is as different as every parrot owner, and your parrots particular personality will play a huge role in how quickly they can learn proper parrot etiquette. Plenty of patience and love will be your best advantages to effectively and easily training your pet parrot.
Create the Parrot of your Dreams
How Much Do You Love Your Bird?
Hopefully you love your bird a lot and find him to be a delightful companion. On the other hand, some parrots are harder to love because of their antics. It can be terribly annoying to have a large parrot squawking and squealing at the top of his lungs!
It can even be dangerous if the bird does more than just be naughty. Did you know a parrot can easily pierce your skin with his beak or snap your finger and break the bone if he gets it into his beak?
From Naughty Bird to Golden Bird
The good news is that any naughty bird, even one who bites, can be tamed and trained. He can be changed into a golden bird capable of being an excellent companion. It just takes knowing what to do and how to do it.
Parrots are very intelligent and curious creatures, and they easily absorb all levels of training, if you do it right. It doesn’t require any harsh treatment or yelling at all. In fact, it’s just the opposite! Training is very positive and all about respect.
See It to Believe It
Seeing is definitely believing, and while I could tell you all day long how to train your bird, I think it would be easier if you had access to videos that showed it to you. Luckily, you do! Now you can see problem solving, instructional videos that show you exactly how to work with your bird. These same techniques are even used by well known people like he magician David Copperfield!