Dear Parrot Lover,
Some parrots are prone to developing bad habits just like a three year old child is prone to having a tantrum. Just like with a child, a parrot will need to ‘unlearn’ those behaviors and replace them with acceptable ones. Ignorance is not bliss in this case as those bad habits and behaviors can cause your parrot to injure himself or worse. Every parrot can be trained out of their bad habits and behaviors. It is simply a matter of learning how to properly train your parrot and have lots of patience.
Decide on a training time that does not interfere with your family’s busiest times, such as during breakfast or when everyone comes home from school or work.
Set a time limit. A good timeframe for any training session is 20 to 30 minutes. It best to keep them on the shorter side as your parrot may become bored and act out which will have the opposite effect of what you are trying to accomplish.
Make sure that you are in a calm and relaxed frame of mind before taking your parrot out of their cage to begin a training session. Parrots are sensitive creatures and will mimic your emotions.
Study your parrot’s body language as this will help you to quickly identify when your parrot is stressed out or about to lash out and bite you. Their body language is the only true way in which they can really communicate to you. A stressed out or nervous parrot will not learn anything during a training session simply because they will be too consumed with being stressed out and nervous. Offer your parrot a treat to calm them down.
Positive reinforcement is the best method of training any parrot anything. Immediately after your parrot has obeyed your command or responded to your training request, whether or not he was successful, you should give him a treat or praise. However, if your parrot is not truly following your command or is obviously acting out, it is best to simply ignore him.
Regardless of how frustrated you become, you should never punish your parrot by withholding food or treats or by hitting or throwing things at your parrot. Negative attention, such as in the form of punishment, is still deemed to be attention from you by your parrot and so punishing him will simply condition your parrot to become used to the negative attention which will simply perpetuate his naughty behavior.
Once the allotted time for the training session is completed, return your parrot back to his cage or play stand so that he can have some well-deserved playtime.
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What to Do?
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