Archive for March, 2011

Teach Your Bird to Talk

Tuesday, March 29th, 2011

Dear Parrot Lover,

Every parrot owner longs for the day when their parrot can talk back to them. And, contrary to popular belief, all parrots can indeed learn to talk. It simply requires plenty of patience and love. Parrots are very intelligent creatures, more so than dogs and cats. They are able to understand not only short commands, but also longer sentences as well. They can learn to mimic their owners and to use words and phrases at appropriate times as well.

When you begin to train your parrot to talk, you always start out with only one or two new words that you wish your parrot to learn. Try to clearly pronounce your words so that your parrot can easily pick up on the sounds as this will help them to learn faster.

Repeat these words aloud and use it in various sentences and phrases so that your parrot can hear the words being used in varying contexts. Soon your parrot will pick up on those first few words and will repeat them back to you. As soon as he or she does, you should immediately give them lots of praise. This type of encouragement will help to learn more words.

You can eventually progress into teaching your parrot a string of words and phrases, and then ultimately teach your parrot to use those words and phrases to respond to you when you ask him or her certain questions. Having a conversation with your parrot, can be a great conversation piece amongst your guests, not to mention being beneficial to your parrot as well as it will stimulate their minds.

The easiest things to talk about with your parrot are food, toys and treats. Teach your parrot to ask for his treats or toys by name, color or shape. Repeat the names of the treats or toys every time you and your parrot handle them. This will help reinforce the meanings behind the words to your parrot.

Once your parrot has got a good understanding of the words, you can then ask him or her a question, in which the word that your parrot has learnt, is the answer. Practice this type of training and you will soon find that you and your parrot will be having conversations around their toys and treats. Remember to always reward your parrot whenever he or she says the correct answer and give lots of praise.

Teach Your Bird to Talk

Have You Always Wished Your Bird Could Do More Than Squawk?

Now is your chance to bring out the inner chatterbox in your bird! Parrots have an incredible ability to mimic human speech. Some naturally pick up words, whistles, or other sounds, but most parrots need a little assistance and training to reach their full potential.

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The Bird Lady is a 30 year parrot owner and founder of Bird Talk Magazine. She regularly contributes to the magazine and consults with bird owners around the world. Her training videos are full of her easy-to-use methods and tips that she has personally used to train birds to speak, whistle, or sing.

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There are over 33 videos and 70 articles that you’ll find available to you. In them you’ll find all kinds of tips to help you train your bird and impress your friends. You’ll learn things like:

Best time of day to train your bird

The best kinds of birds for speaking

The best way to speak to your bird in order for him to learn to talk

What words to start teaching your bird with

The #1 thing you must do when training your bird

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Nathalie Roberts

Caring for the Pet Bird

Tuesday, March 15th, 2011

Dear Parrot Lover,

Even though birds and parrots are very popular household pets throughout the world today, not many owners know how to care for their pet birds properly. They erroneously believe that they can simply keep a pretty bird in a pretty cage and give it food and water every day and it will be happy and healthy.

This belief is very wrong. Firstly, birds and parrots are very sociable creatures. They need to be able to interact with other members of their human flock. Secondly, they also need to have both physical and mental stimulation; otherwise they will become bored and destructive.

Before you even think about bringing your new bird home with you, you have to consider the size and style of cage that would be best suited to your bird. Oftentimes, new bird owners only consider the type of cage that best suits their budget. The rule of thumb is to purchase the largest cage that your budget allows. However, regardless of the cost of the cage, there should be plenty of room inside for your bird to be able to turn around completely and comfortably without his outstretched wings or tail feathers touching either side of the cage. There should also be at least three different diameter perches for your bird to sit on and stretch his feet. These perches should be made up of different types of materials such as wood, concrete and rope. Inside the bird’s cage should be a minimum of 5 different toys. Each toy should serve a different purpose, such as a foraging toy, a swing, or feather toy that they can preen. The cage should also be very easy to clean as you will need to clean it out thoroughly on a weekly basis.

Always make sure that your bird has fresh, clean water to drink. Some birds will even bathe in their water dish. If your bird does this, you will need to remove the water and replace with fresh water as soon as possible. All birds love a good bath. You can help your birds with this by spraying water on through the use of a spray bottle that is set to either ‘mist’ or ‘fine’.

Feed your new pet bird a diet that is a mix of pellets, seeds, nuts, fruits, vegetables and grains. It is best if you feed your parrot a pellet mix that is all-natural with no colorful additives. These colored pellets actually contain sugared food coloring that can be harmful to your bird in the long run.

Remember to take your bird or parrot for regular checkups to a certified Avian Veterinarian.

Did You Know that Malnutrition is the #1 Cause of Bird Illness?

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Proper nutrition is only one part of the package. Learning about proper vet care, common diseases, and cage/aviary care are all vital things as well.

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Pet bird misconceptions

Picking out a healthy bird

Veterinarian exams

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Detecting illness

Emergency care

Beak disorders and feather plucking

Common fungal and bacterial diseases

Pediatric parrot care

Parasitic conditions

Aviary Management

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Nathalie Roberts

Your Bird Can Talk!

Tuesday, March 1st, 2011

Dear Parrot Lover,

Not every parrot owner can say that they have a perfect parrot. There are many parrot owners who feel that their parrot does not listen to them, or worse, that their parrot actually hates them! Ironically, parrots are only capable of giving their owners, and other members of their human flock, unconditional love. However, it is important to know just how to train your parrot so that he or she can best show you their love for you.

Training a parrot can seem like a daunting prospect to some parrot owners, especially to owners that have been bitten by their parrot in the past. One very simple rule to abide by when attempting to train your parrot is to have plenty of patience. Parrots can be somewhat stubborn animals – the more patience you have, the easier and faster you will be able to succeed at parrot training.

Keep in mind that how you ultimately respond to your parrot’s behavior and antics will have a direct affect on your parrot’s attitude towards you and other members of their human flock. For that reason, never, ever become so frustrated with your parrot that you lash out at him or her angrily. Never raise your voice and yell at your parrot. And never, ever, hit your parrot or throw things at your parrot’s cage. All of these actions can have long lasting detrimental effects on your parrot and your parrot may never be able to overcome their fear of you and trust you again. Remember too, that parrots are very fragile and can be easily hurt.

A great tip when starting with training your parrot, in order to avoid frustration, is to keep the training session as short and sweet as possible. It is better to break your training sessions up throughout the day, rather than to have one long session that lasts two hours or more.

Parrots love treats! You can use their favorite food items as treats to reward them for learning a new trick or command, such as ‘step up’. But you should never, under any circumstances, withhold your parrot’s regular food.

After you have finished one of your many mini training sessions with your parrot, you should place him or her onto a play gym, tree or play stand, so that your parrot can rest a little while before going back into their cage. Allow your parrot some time to absorb what they have just learned before you rush in with the next training session.

Always tell your parrot what a great job they have done! Your parrot will be able to tell immediately that you are pleased with them and they will then want to please you even more.

Your Bird Can Talk!

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Nathalie Roberts