Dear Parrot Lover,
Every pet bird owner wants to be the proud pet parent of a happy and well-behaved
parrot. But not every bird owner knows how to accomplish this. And when their
bird currently bites, scratches and screams constantly, training them may seem
an extremely difficult task.
The trick to this task is to learn how to teach your parrot in a positive
way to ensure their happiness. A happy parrot is a well-behaved and loving parrot!
Before you can expect your parrot to be happy, you need to be happy and positive
first. If you are not and you attempt a training session your parrot will immediately
pick up on your hesitation and will become nervous around you. So, keep your
cool and talk to your parrot in a friendly and reassuring voice.
Another aspect to training your pet bird is schedule a training session during
a time when your house is quiet and there will be no disruptions. Turn off the
TV or radio and make sure that you aren’t expecting any guests. Such disruptions
can cause both you and your parrot to lose the momentum of the training session.
When you are in a training session, you should be as amusing as possible with
your interactions with your parrot. You should also carefully pronounce words
and phrases. These comical antics will capture your parrot’s attention
and they will want to mimic you to join in the fun.
Keep these training sessions short, sweet and to the point. If they are too
long your parrot will become bored and irritated. If this happens, avoid the
need to raise your voice at your parrot. This will only make your parrot afraid
and more nervous. Instead, simply voice your disproval with a firm tone and
a disapproving look.
Once this point has been reached, it is time to end the training session.
Regardless of whether the session ends on a good or bad note, place your parrot
gently back on his play stand and step away. The two of you deserve a break
from each other and this playtime will be seen as a reward by your parrot for
a successful training session.
Keep in mind that every parrot has their own unique personality and so the
time it takes to train them will vary from parrot to parrot. Never rush your
parrot to learn. Let them set the pace and always be respectful of your parrot’s
space. If they do not want to come out of their cage for a training session,
then just step away and try again later. Never force them to learn.
By being happy and positive your parrot will be happy and positive too!
Bird Tricks Up Your Sleeve
Training Doesn’t Have to be Tricky!
So, I know it seems like training a parrot might be a tad bit tricky, and where
can you find the right person to help you along the journey? It’s not like there
are bird training classes or a bird trainer listed in your phone book.
The internet has broadened your options and now provides you with the ability to bring the bird trainer right into your living room! You can watch training videos, read informative articles, and be able to teach yourself how to teach your bird.
Not All Training is Equal
While the internet brings this wealth of information to you, you want to make
sure that it is good information that won’t harm your bird or your relationship
with your bird. That means seeking out only a true professional who knows birds
and loves birds. The wrong methods can not only damage your relationship with
your bird but can even harm the bird. Selecting only a professional who works
with a bird in a respectful and positive manner should be a priority.
The Womach brothers, consisting of Chet and Dave, have created Bird Tricks
to share their years of experience with birds right with you. Both have extensive
training experience, and Dave also has a magician background which includes
working with David Copperfield’s birds.
How Bird Tricks Works
Bird Tricks is unique in that it is chock full of bird information that is
easy to digest. There are training videos that show each skill step-by-step
which makes it easy to follow and then implement. You’ll learn about clicker
training and target training as well as a lot of really neat tricks.
Chet and Dave offer free training videos to watch and learn from. Plus, you
can learn how to train any bird. This includes the eager bird that is very socially
interactive as well as the bird that may be more hesitant, fearful, or who suffers
from behavioral issues. Every bird and bird owner can benefit.