Archive for June, 2016

The Secrets to Training Your Bird

Tuesday, June 14th, 2016

Dear Parrot Lover,

The Secrets to Training Your Bird

The two most important starting parts of training

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ďWhatís wrong with my bird?Ē you might think from time to time. Why does he scream or bite or just plain not listen? Training a pet parrot can feel like a mystery, especially if itís your first time with a bird. They arenít exactly like working with a dog, but they are very intelligent.

Intelligence is the first key part to training anyone whether itís a bird, dog, or yes, even a human. The smarter the student is the easier it is to train them. With animals itís easiest to train skills that follow the animalís instincts and donít go against something that would be foreign for them. That means you can pretty easily train a bird to use his beak in a number of tricks because birds are inclined to use their beak naturally.

Establishing a good bond and relationship is the next important part of training your bird. We all prefer to learn from teachers we have a good relationship with, and itís no different for the bird. If the bird is new to you, take quality time to build up a positive association between you and the time spent with the bird. He is more inclined to want to learn from you if he feels affectionate towards you.

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How to do I get my bird to do what I want?

You also need to understand what comes naturally to your bird. Parrots are very vocal animals and like to use their voices to communicate with birds in their flock. This means he will want to use his voice with you too. It can become a bird who screams if youíre not careful. Birds can also be territorial or easily threatened by novel or new people or things. That means screaming or biting at new people is not an unusual occurrence. Evaluate what bad behaviors you see in your bird and how it might relate to something instinctual for him.

You want to reward the behavior you want to encourage in your bird. Positive reinforcement is the best route to go with your bird. Clickers are an excellent tool for training a parrot or any animal. It lets the bird know what behavior you like and what behavior is rewarded. You can teach new skills, tricks, or even work on bad behaviors you donít like.

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Reward Your Way to a Talking Bird

Wednesday, June 1st, 2016

Dear Parrot Lover,

One of the main reasons why pet parents choose parrots as their pet, is because parrots are known for their talking ability. However, what these pet parents do not realize is that not all parrots can, or will, talk.

This is because not every parrot species has the genetic makeup for speech. And it is also because not every pet parent knows how to teach their parrot to talk. Thatís right Ė you have to teach your parrot how to talk Ė parrots are born knowing how!

There are certain species that are prone to speech. These are the larger birds such as Amazon, Macaws, African Greys, and Cockatoos. Some Conures and Budgies and Cockatiels can also learn a few words too.

Parrots are flock creatures and use screams, chirps, and song to communicate with their other flock members. As their pet parent, you will need to establish yourself as their new flock leader. It will be your responsibility to not only care for your parrot, but to also use sound and vocalization to interact with your parrot effectively. Herein lies the opportunity in teaching parrots to talk.

Here are a few suggestions on teaching a parrot to talk:

Place your parrotís cage in a busy family room so he can became accustomed to the regular noises and conversations of the family.

Schedule actual training sessions of at least 30 minutes per day where
you and your bird will uninterrupted. Use the first 15 minutes for actual verbal training, and the last 15 minutes of playing, petting, praising and cuddling.

Keep your parrotís attention by speaking in an animated voice and enunciate your words carefully. Teach your parrot new words by strategically placing them in conversations that you have with your parrot. For example, use Ďhelloí whenever you come home and go to your parrotís cage. Or use Ďgood morningí when you wake your parrot up in the mornings.

If you have to leave the house for work or for an extended amount of time, leave the TV or radio on for your parrot. This helps to get your parrot more accustomed to a myriad of sounds and voices. Just be sure not to leave the TV on any violent shows.

But parrot CD that is created to teach parrotís to talk. These are wonderful to leave on repeat whenever you go out of the house.

Teach your parrot how to whistle before you try to teach him how to talk. This will help your parrot become accustomed to communicating with you in an effective manner.

Reward Your Way to a Talking Bird

Is repetition really best?

Teaching a bird to speak may at first seem daunting especially if it’s your first bird. While some birds are more naturally chatty by nature, working with your bird on speaking is a fun activity for any bird owner.

However, there are many misconceptions about teaching a bird to speak. It might seem that endless repetition of the same words or sound over and over again would be the best way to go. However, think of how many words that birds accidentally pick up and repeat on their own even if you didn’t intend it? Frequently used words are more likely to be picked up, but it’s not that you repeated it over and over again.

This might happen because the bird is rewarded for speaking these words. They might receive your attention or you might laugh because you’re find it funny or even shocking. Reward and praise are always a key part of teaching your bird to speak because if he knows what you like he will try to repeat it. Rewards may be simple praise or attention or they may include food items as well.

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Encouragement goes a long way in training

There are many ways to encourage your bird to speak more:

  • Set realistic goals for your training.
  • Select words that are easier for your bird to actually say. Some sounds are just easier for a bird to mimic. P and b tend to be easier letters so words that begin with these letters may be easier for him to pick up.
  • It’s also important to remember that it takes time for a bird to learn new words so don’t expect too much too soon.

Read more about what works to encourage your bird to speak

The Real Speech system

Training your bird is all about using what works for your bird and rewarding those things you like to see. Praise, treats, affection, and the use of a clicker are all instrumental in training your bird to do anything. The Real Speech training system is a complete training package that was developed by bird professionals, and itís unique in its approach to teaching a bird to speech.

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Nathalie Roberts