Dear Parrot Lover,
As a parrot owner you undoubtedly know how intelligent your parrot really is. But maybe your parrot screams on occasion or like to bite and nip you finger? Here are ten things that your parrot wants you to know about her so that you can understand her better. It is only by understanding your parrot that you will be able to properly help and care for your parrot.
1. Gain your parrot’s trust from the moment she comes home with you. Show her that you will protect her from danger.
2. Practice kindness and compassion whenever you interact with your parrot. Observe her body language and try to learn her ‘cues’. Your parrot relies on you to anticipate what circumstance might be upsetting to her. Always try to see things from your parrot’s point of view.
3. Establish both emotional and physical boundaries for your parrot. These boundaries should be respected and followed by every member of your household.
4. Create a safe home from everyone in your household to live together happily. This includes other pets and children too. Refrain from yelling or any type of physical or verbal punishment. If your parrot misbehaves, simply walk away.
5. Always reward your parrot’s good behavior, with praise, treats, and/or cuddles. Show her exactly what kind of behavior she should be exhibiting by rewarding her when she is good.
6. When there are big changes on the home front, such as a new baby or a move, talk softly to your parrot and explain the changes to her. Even though she may not understand your words exactly, she will know that you are caring about her and reassuring her.
7. Teach your parrot some basic commands, like ‘step up’.
8. Provide your parrot with a proper bird carrier and allow her to get used to being inside of it. Once she is used to it, take her with you for a visit to a neighbor or simply take her in it to another room in your house. Show her that a carrier is not something to fear or that she will only ever go into it when there is a vet visit looming.
9. Every few weeks move furniture and decor around in your parrot’s corner of the house. This will help her become used to change in her environment.
10. Allow your parrot to greet visitors. And allow your visitors to offer your parrot a treat or praise. Just be careful that you are not forcing your parrot to interact with someone that she is obviously not comfortable with.
Spying on a Parrot Expert
Training your individual bird
Each bird really is an individual. Even if there are two birds of the same exact species and gender, they will actually have a number of differences in their personality. This is what makes them unique, but this is also what makes training and living with the different too.
How do you know what to do when you’re first starting out with your training or your care? How to know what toys your bird will actually like best? That difference in personality will also help guide you to figure out what toys your bird will like best based on things like does he like shiny things, things that can be shredded, things that can be chewed on or climbed, etc.
A bird professional makes all the difference
You’ll want to tailor just about all aspects of training and care to your individual bird. General tips are great too, but knowing who to turn in to make sure it works for your bird is so important.
This is where the Bird Lady and Elite Parrots Club comes in handy! The Bird Lady has years of experience with a wide variety of birds. She has learned the ins and outs of care and training. Via the Elite Parrots Club you have access to detailed videos, articles, tips, and tricks. Best of all, there is the one-on-one coaching you can receive from the Bird Lady. Not sure what to do with your bird or you’re stuck on a training point? Ask via email any questions you have and get an immediate response from the pro!
Check out the Bird Lady and the club
Here is just a small sampling of what you will have access to with the Bird Lady and the Elite Parrots Club:
- Teaching your bird to speak, whistle, and sing
- Keeping your bird safe
- Training foundations for healthy parrot behavior
- Keeping your bird healthy with good nutrition and care
- Setting up and maintaining your bird’s cage
- Choosing the right toys for your bird and how to use them
- Teaching neat tricks to keep your bird thinking
- And to much more to list!