Archive for November, 2011

Training Birds the Easy Way

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011

Improving the Health of your Parrot

Dear Parrot Lover,

Of all the different animals in the world today, birds are the most adept at hiding their true physical status. This is because in the wild birds are always a part of the flock, and a sick or injured bird would either be left behind by the flock or would become prey for another animal or larger bird. This has carried over to domestic birds and parrots as well.

Therefore it is very important that you take your parrot for regular veterinary checkups with an avian certified veterinarian, and not just a regular vet. It is also best to become familiar with your birds own unique characteristics so that you can more easily recognize whenever your bird is sick.

If you are planning on keeping multiple birds, you will need to learn some basic bird first aid as well. Keep in mind that you cannot simply keep a pretty bird in a pretty cage and simply give it fresh water and food every day. Birds require a lot more attention than that! In fact, most birds, especially large parrots, require mental and physical stimulation on par to that given to a two year old child. If birds do not receive such stimulation, they will become bored and can be very destructive.

However, if you have not yet brought your bird home to live with you, you will have to consider the type and size of cage that your bird will reside in. Not all bird cages are created equal and you will need to make sure that the bar spaces are not too large that a smaller bird can escape through; conversely you will also need to make sure that the bar spacing is not so small that your larger bird will get their claws and toes stuck. A good rule of thumb is to always try to buy the largest cage that you can afford. The inside of the cage that you do choose should have plenty of room for your bird to turn around completely without their outstretched wings or tail feathers touching any part of the cage walls and bars.

To keep your bird as healthy as possible you should feed him or her a diet that consists of a mix of pellets, seeds, nuts, fruits, vegetables and grains. However, try not to feed your bird a pellet mix that contains too many multi-colored pellets as these colored pellets actually contain sugared food coloring that can be harmful to your bird in the long run. Instead choose a pellet mix where the pellets are all-natural with no colorful additives. These are much healthier in the long run anyway.

Don’t forget to give your bird plenty of fresh clean water to drink every day. If possible, depending on the size of your bird and the size of the cage, you may want to invest in providing your bird with a bird bathe of some kind. This can be either another water dish or it can be a large container that is filled with water and placed on the floor of your parrot’s cage.

Training Birds the Easy Way

An Enjoyable Bird is Within Reach!

Become An Expert On Parrot Care Health!

Parrots and other birds are such highly intelligent and intuitive creatures that people are naturally drawn to them. Most people purchase that first bird with the idea in mind that they will have a lifelong companion that is great fun to be around.

Unfortunately, not everyone has this experience!

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Sometimes the enjoyable experience is more of a nightmare, particularly if your bird is more likely to scream at you, attempt to bite you, and charge at your very approach! This isn’t the little buddy you expected for sure.

The good news is that there is a training approach that can work wonders on your relationship with your bird and help reduce or eliminate the bad behaviors. Best of all, it is all based in positive techniques.

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A Happier Bird

Any bird can learn to behave a different way. You just have to know the best way to show him how to trust you and work with you. The Bird Tricks method of working with birds is based on real, proven methods that all types of bird breeds are responsive to. It is designed for birds by bird people!

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your bird for optimal health

Through free videos, informational articles, and tips, Bird Tricks explains why your bird behaves the way he does and what you can do in order to make it better. Often it means changing the way your bird eats and a healthier diet plus thinking about how you respond to your bird. Every detail and tip provided is a wealth of information whether for the first time bird owner or more advanced birder.

A Bird Tricks supporter, Dana Arambula says of her former naughty bird, “He is a joy. Even people who are scared of birds will hold him. I have been asked to put him into an animal therapy group. He is that sweet now.”

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Bird Tricks bird owners are saying

Nathalie Roberts

Do You Have a Naughty Parrot?

Tuesday, November 8th, 2011

Dear Parrot Lover,

Imagine that you come home every day to be lovingly greeted by your parrot with a ‘hello’. Your parrot then steps obediently onto your finger and maybe gives you a quick kiss on the cheek. Does this already sound like your parrot? Or does your parrot ignore you when you come home and try to bite you whenever you extend your finger for him to step onto?

Not every parrot owner can say that they have a perfect parrot. There are actually many parrot owners that believe that their parrot does not listen to them and that their parrot is quite naughty. However, the truth is that parrots are not naughty, just untrained. If you want your parrot to behave nicely for you and to listen to you and not bite you, then you will have to train your parrot to do so accordingly.

Keep in mind that parrots are only capable of giving their owners, and other members of their human flock, unconditional love. Therefore you have to train your parrot with lots of love and patience as well. Even though training your parrot may seem like a hard project to undertake, especially if you have been previously bitten by your parrot in the past. Since most large parrots have the mental capacity of a toddler, they can be extremely stubborn and will resist all training attempts at first. However, if you remember to keep your training sessions short and sweet and regular, your parrot will come to look forward to the special time that the two of you share together and will quickly learn what you want them to learn.

Something else to keep in mind is that parrots are great mimickers. If you pronounce your words with great expression, your parrot will want to mimic your expressions with their own antics. In this same regard, how you respond to your parrot’s behavior and antics will also have a direct effect on their attitude towards you and towards their training sessions as well. In view of that, you should absolutely never become so frustrated with your parrot that you shout at him or her irritably. Therefore try to keep your voice level and try not to ever raise it at your parrot. Also, under no circumstances should ever, ever, hit your parrot or throw things at his or her cage. Such actions can and do cause long lasting detrimental effects on your parrot and he or she may never be able to overcome their fear of you and trust you again. This will create a never ending cycle of naughty behavior from your parrot – which is exactly what you are trying to train out of your parrot in the first place.

Do You Have a Naughty Parrot?

Are You Afraid of Your Own Bird?

You don’t have to be anymore! Even if your bird has bitten you, charged at you, squawked angrily at you, there is a different way to work with your bird. AND, in no time at all, you’ll be able to see a different bird inside.

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Unsocial Behaviors and Their Effects

Parrots can have the most wonderful personalities, but once a bird develops unsocial like behaviors, it can be incredibly difficult. Many owners feel at a loss and even give up on their birds, and although there are parrot rescue societies, do you know how hard it can be to re-home an unsocial bird?

The good news is that any bird with any amount of unsocial behaviors can be retrained and worked with. You can turn your bird around into the friendly, nicer, well behaved bird that can be loved.

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How to Change Your Bird’s Behavior

A new book called The Naughty Parrot! tells the story of a regular, average, parrot owning woman named Shaw. Shaw found herself in the position of inheriting a very unsocial parrot, and although terribly frightened of him, she was an animal lover. She began on a learning journey and picked every bird expert brain she could.

The result of her experiences with her own bird and the knowledge gained from these experts now appears as The Naughty Parrot! Inside you’ll find a wealth of tips and information on transforming your bird’s behavior.

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Nathalie Roberts