Dear Parrot Lover,
As a parrot owner you are most likely well aware of how amazingly intelligent your parrot is. Which makes training your parrot quite frustrating because you know that they are intelligent, so why are the y not mastering the training that you are doing with them?!
Well, here are five of the very best parrot training tips to help you train your parrot to be lovable and obedient.
1. With their high intelligence level, parrots should be treated with utmost love and respect. In fact, larger parrots actually have the mental capacity of two to three year old toddler, which means that they are smarter than dogs and cats. Remember this the next time your parrot throws his food on the floor or throws what seems to be a tantrum – because it most likely is!
2. Always talk to your parrot in a very soft and calm voice. You should never raise your voice or scream at your parrot. No matter what he does, you have to remain calm. As soon as your parrot notices a change in the pitch of your voice they will realize that you are either upset or excited and they will begin to mimic you because he thinks that you are playing some sort of game and will also scream in order to play with you. Once this happens you will have to end your training session and try again later when both of you are calm.
3. Under no circumstances should you ever hit your parrot or throw things at him or his cage whilst he is inside his cage. Parrots are extremely fragile creatures and are very easily injured. Abusing a pet bird physically can lead to psychological problems in the long run and is still considered to be animal abuse. You should also never tease your parrot unfairly, or allow any children in your household to tease your parrot. Emotionally abusing your parrot is the same as physically abusing your parrot and will ultimately lead to parrot aggression issues.
4. Do not attempt to punish your parrot by withholding his food or water, as this too is considered to be abusive. Compromising your parrot’s health is never the right way to deal with any behavior problem.
5. One of the very first commands that you should teach your parrot is the ‘step up’ command. Press your finger gently against your parrot’s breastbone so that he is forced to take a step forward and up onto your finger. Be sure to repeat the command ‘step up’ every time you want your parrot to step up. After a while you parrot will automatically step up onto your finger without you even having to say the command.
Stop the Biting and Screaming!
Polly Want a Cracker?
There is no more classic line than that associated with parrots. For many of you, you’re more familiar with high pitched, ear splitting screams, squawks, and even biting when you come near your feathered friend. Does it have to always be that way? NO!
Training for a Better Bird
There really is a better parrot inside your bird; you just have to know how to unlock him. Training is the key to working with your parrot and establishing a new relationship with him. You might be wondering, “How am I ever going to train this bird myself?” It sounds like a daunting challenge at first, particularly if your bird hasn’t been nice in the past to you.
But, even if your bird absolutely HATES you, you can change his behavior starting today!
How can it Get Better?
It’s simpler than you think. You just have to know the techniques that have been proven to work with parrots. Now you can have access to FREE videos from an expert bird handler that show you in detail how to work with your bird. The videos not only show you how to change your bird’s behavior, but they also show you how to teach your parrot tricks like:
Pretend to fall asleep
Put a ring on a peg
These videos are the start of a new relationship with your bird!