Archive for December, 2013

Stop the Screaming!

Tuesday, December 17th, 2013

Dear Parrot Lover,

If you are an owner of a pretty parrot then you most likely already know that those small little colorful creatures have a much bigger and louder voice. The more excited they get, the louder they become.

In fact, parrots in general screech, scream and shriek more than any other domestic pet. Your parrot’s screaming not only hurts your ears, but it can also decrease your chances of ever renting an apartment, having a roommate, or having your grandbabies come visit you as often as you’d
like.

It is important to understand that a parrot screaming is a very natural thing; Parrot’s scream every day in the wild. But if your parrot screams non-stop at home then you need to try and curb that screaming as soon as you can.

Since wild parrots do scream and the screaming in and of itself is a very natural thing for parrots, therefore the screaming cannot be totally eliminated. Even in captivity, parrots resemble their wild friends and will be loudest during dusk and dawn as part of their flock mentality. This type and timing of screaming is perfectly fine, but any screaming that is too excessive
outside of these times must definitely be curbed.

Now when your parrot is screaming before getting upset with him, first become aware of exactly how you are interacting with your parrot at that very moment. Avoid rewarding his screaming by playing it into and giving him too much attention and yelling at him to be quiet. By screaming back at
your parrot to hush, all your parrot is learning is that if he screams, you’ll eventually scream back and a game of screaming will then ensue.

Instead, always try to ignore your parrot’s excessive screams and do not acknowledge your parrot when he is screaming. In fact it is best if you do not look or talk to him either and instead simply walk away from your parrot when he starts his screaming tantrum.

As soon as your parrot has stopped screaming immediately reward him with lots of praise and offer him a treat or his favorite toy to play with. Then slowly start to increase the time after he has stopped screaming before you offer him any praise or a treat. Eventually your parrot will stop screaming quicker, or not scream at all, just so he can receive your praise and attention.

A really great idea is to start a parrot diary and write down every time your parrot screams. Don’t forget to write down any circumstances that are occurring during the time of your parrot’s screaming. Do you have guests over? Is it dinner time? Is the TV on? Are you kids running around the house yelling? Soon enough you will see a pattern to your parrot’s screaming and will learn to identify your parrot’s triggers.

Another great tip to curbing your parrot’s screaming is to teach your parrot to talk instead!

Stop the Screaming!

Are Your Ears Still Ringing from the Screaming?

Oh my goodness! If you’ve had the pleasure of listening to a screaming parrot, then you know how ear splitting that noise can be. It’s even worse if you have to live with him day in and day out with no end in sight.

You may have heard that birds scream for attention or because there are spoiled. This can be true. Many birds do learn that screaming works to get attention from someone, so they continue to use the method. But, there are also many other reasons that birds scream such as if he’s in a territorial mood.

The best way to limit your bird’s screaming is to figure out just why he’s doing it in the first place.

Click here to read more about screaming parrots

Why is He Screaming so Much and What to do?

There are many reasons your bird screams. There are also many factors as to why he does it. The gooda plan to correct what he’s doing. For example:

  • You can use your bird’s body language cues to help curb his screaming if you know what to look for.
  • You can use bird toys strategically placed in your parrot’s cage in order to keep him stimulated and quiet.
  • If your bird screams when new people enter a room, he may be frightened. You can actually use techniques to help reverse this natural instinct.

Click here to learn more strategies for curbing your bird’s screaming

Parrot Screaming Secrets Revealed

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Regards,
Nathalie Roberts

Flipping the Bird

Wednesday, December 4th, 2013

Dear Parrot Lover,

Every parrot goes through the nipping stages during their infanthood. These nips are similar to mouthing in puppies and are perfectly normal in baby parrots. But for a handful of parrots, this nipping stage doesn’t go away and instead progresses as the parrot gets older.

With time, those nips turn into painful bites and become your parrot’s way of defending himself to things and circumstances that he perceives to be threats.

This is when you should employ parrot training that teaches the ‘No Bite’ command. Regardless of whether your parrot has only bitten you once or bitten you a dozen times, you should never give up hope of having a perfectly well-trained parrot.

If you lose that hope you will begin to mistrust your parrot and start to avoid interacting with him. At the same time, your parrot will sense your mistrust and instead see it as fear and that therefore he has to dominate you by biting you. As a responsible parrot owner it is up to you nip this in the bud before your parrot’s biting gets out of control.

The easiest way to incorporate the ‘no-bite’ training command into your parrot’s daily routine is to understand your parrot’s body language more clearly. Keep a lookout for your parrot’s eye pupils narrowing and then flaring out; fluffing up their feathers is another telltale sign that your parrot is considering biting you.

If you miss these behavioral signs and your parrot does try to bite, you should quickly and firmly state ‘No Bite’ to your parrot. Do not raise your voice when you say this command, but rather keep your voice even but authoritative.

Now the first few times that you say the command to your parrot, he will probably not understand it right away. He will need to learn to associate those words with the action of biting. For example, if your parrot was sitting on your hand and you were trying to get your parrot to step onto your other hand so that you can place him in his cage or on his playtop or just so that the two of you can have some playtime together, and instead your parrot succeeds in biting your finger, instead of reacting out of the pain and trying to pull your finger out of your parrot’s beak, you should rather push back gently with your finger so that your parrot will ultimately lose his balance and will voluntarily let your finger out of his beak. All the while you should be calmly stating the words ‘No Bite’ to your parrot.

The ‘No Bite’ command is one of the most popular commands to teach any biting parrot and is one of the easiest as well.

Flipping the Bird


Turn Your Bird from a Nightmare to a Dream

Although we keep parrots and other birds as pets, it’s important to remember that they are still wild animals. Many of the “naughty” behaviors in birds are actually quite normal or instinctual for them. That means we have to learn how to change the situation and our interactions in order to keep these bad behaviors in check.

Take biting for example. Biting is one the most common bad behaviors seen in pet birds, but there are very natural reasons that biting happens. Many times a bird bites when he is fearful or distrustful of someone. This may include strangers he is unfamiliar with or in some cases, it might even include his
owner.

Biting may also happen when a bird becomes overstimulated, stressed out, frustrated, or even hormonal. Another big factor in biting can be territory, and a bird may bite someone who comes close to his perch, cage, or even a favorite person.

Click here to read more about biting in parrots

Bad Behaviors Gone Good

There are lots of other issues that bird owners often deal with besides just biting. Birds scream loudly, over-pluck feathers, and can create chaos. There are always reasons for a bird reacting this way in his environment, and with the right management and training, even the worse of behaviors can be righted.

Birds have to trust the human in their life. If you try to rule your bird with an iron fist and control him, you’re likely to lose him to the bad behaviors forever …and possibly create new problems. You need to work with your bird through patience and trust to win him over, and any mistreatment or attempts to control him will likely not be forgotten.

Click here to learn more about trust building with your bird

Sharing the Experience

There are plenty of people who have walked in the same bad bird behavior shoes, but one such person put the experience to paper. My Naughty Parrot is an e-book written to share the experience of a good bird gone bad and the way back to a healthy relationship. It’s the culmination of a lot of research and personal experience.

My Naughty Parrot is an investment in changing the relationship with your bird and can help relieve the stress and frustration you might feel.

Learn more about My Naughty Parrot and how it can help you

Regards,
Nathalie Roberts