Dear Parrot Lover,
Training your parrot can be both fun and tedious. Here are a few of the best tips and tricks to make training your parrot enjoyable and easy.
Keep in mind that how you interact with your parrot will leave your parrot with a lasting impression.
Remain calm at all times and speak to your parrot in a soft gentle voice. This will help keep your parrot calm and attentive.
Keep calm even when you are reprimanding your parrot and never scream at him. Whenever you raise your voice, your parrot will think that you are playing a game and so will raise their voice and scream back at you so as to continue the game.
Under no circumstances should you throw things at you parrot’s cage or hit him on the beak, head or back. All parrots are extremely fragile and can become injured very quickly. Abusing a pet bird physically can lead to psychological problems in the long run.
Never punish your parrot by withholding his food or water. This is considered abuse and may lead to serious physical and emotional damage to your parrot. Risking the health and wellbeing of your parrot is never the right way to deal with any type of behavior problem.
Regardless of your frustration, or how naughty you think your parrot is, do not hold a grudge against him. Parrots are quite sensitive and will immediately know that you are displeased with them just by looking at your facial expression and body language. Once you ascertain that your parrot understands that he has done something wrong, revert back to being calm and enthusiastic, otherwise you risk causing your parrot undue emotional stress.
One of the very first commands that you should teach your parrot is to ‘step up’. Place your index finger gently against his breast and pushing back slightly with your finger say ‘step up’. This will force your parrot to take a step forward in order to regain his balance. He will then step forward onto your finger.
Always be as enthusiastic as possible when praising your parrot. This will make your parrot happy to see you happy and will encourage them to continue learning.
Get Help from a Master Parrot Trainer
Chet Womach is a specialist at helping people fix parrot behavior problems. He has owned parrots since he was 10 years of age, and knows firsthand how parrot behavior can change with age. Fortunately for other parrot owners, Chet decided to develop an incredibly powerful and effective Taming, Training and Tricks System.
Great care and lots of love just aren’t enough to change parrot behavior. It takes understanding why they do what they do and applying proven techniques based on that knowledge.
When Chet first started his research on bird training, he noticed that all the videos he saw used pre-trained birds! Viewers never get to see what the birds were like before the training, and, most importantly, the challenges that come up in the training process.
Over the years, Chet filmed hours and hours of training sessions in which he tried all kinds of things to get the results he was after, including techniques used on different kinds of animals. When something didn’t work, he had to adapt and invent.
Ultimately, he created a refined and proven parrot training system that gets results during the first training session and produces drastic behavior changes in as little as 48 hours. Chet’s system is based on parrot instincts, not smarts, so it works on any species of bird and doesn’t require high intelligence. You won’t need any other source of advice to get the results you want with your parrot.