Bird Training Done Right
Dear Parrot Lover,
Parrots are arguably the most sought after pet in the world today! These beautiful creatures offer companionship to both young and old alike.
But training your parrot can sometimes be problematic, especially if your parrot is naturally stubborn or if you using the wrong and ineffective training techniques. Keep in mind that parrots do not intend to be naughty; but rather they have actually learned certain behaviors as a result of your training. These behaviors elicit certain responses from you that your parrot sees as a positive reward, although you see it as being naughty. You have to work on altering your parrot’s perception to coincide with your perception of what behaviors are acceptable and what are not.
Although this seems challenging it is also quite fun. Just remember that in order to train your parrot and end parrot training problems you should always be calm and talk to your parrot in a happy, comforting voice. Never raise your voice, yell at your parrot or punish your parrot by hitting him or throwing things at him. Parrots are extremely delicate creatures and such punishment and abuse can create mental, emotional, and physical havoc in your parrot. Such actions can have long lasting damaging effects on your parrot’s wellbeing and he may then never be able to overcome their fear of you nor trust you again.
Your parrot will instinctly learn to respond to your behavior and antics and these will therefore have a direct effect on your parrot’s attitude towards you and other members of their human flock. If you want your parrot to learn a new behavior, trick or word you should act it out in a comical manner. Your parrot will enjoy the comedic action and will want to participate.
However, do try to keep all the training session short and sweet. Sessions that are too long and quickly cause your parrot to become bored and he will act out as a way of telling you that he is tired and wants to be left alone. It is better to have two regularly scheduled training sessions of
30 minutes each twice per day.
Do reward your parrot with his favorite treat of food. These can also be used as a wonderful training aid as well. Simply offer a treat to your parrot after he has successfully attempted a new trick or command. However, never withhold your parrot’s normal food for any reason. A starving parrot will not be a happy parrot nor with this make him learn anything any faster. Praise your parrot any time they attempt a new behavior – not only when they get it right. Your parrot will be able to tell immediately that you are pleased with them and will then want to please you even more.
Bird Training Done Right
Working with the Inner Bird
Now that we’ve entered into 2013, it’s time to finally do something with your bird. Maybe you’ve thought about training your bird before or maybe you’ve already tried training your bird but gave up out of frustration. But now is the time to get started for the first time or to give it a whirl again.
Bird training isn’t nearly as difficult as you might think. Parrots are actually very intelligent animals. They are different to work with, but they can easily learn new tasks, given the right training.
Just What Will Training do for Your Bird?
What won’t training do?!? You will be absolutely amazed at the difference in your bird. Not only can you use training to teach your bird neat tricks (like waving his foot, putting a ring on a peg, etc.), but you’ll also find that training is a way to bond to your bird. It will expand the relationship you already have with your parrot and take it to new levels.
Another thing that training does is affect your bird’s overall behavior. Most of the bad habits that birds develop, like screaming or feather plucking, are totally preventable. These behaviors often come from boredom or the incorrect way that people relate to birds at times.
Use the Knowledge of a Pro
There are a ton of training systems, articles, videos, and books out there to tell you how to work with your bird. So many, in fact, that it could be confusing to pick the right one. The Bird Tricks system is different. With this training system, you’ll have instant access to training videos that will show you step-by-step how to work with your bird.
The pros behind Bird Tricks know their stuff. The same methods shown to you for your bird have been used for the personal birds of people like famous magician David Copperfield.
Check out Bird Tricks and see if it’s right for you. You can start by seeing free videos and learning more about training.