Training My Parrot Rocks

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It’s not the end of the world if you think you have a bird that’s crazy. You can train any parrot or any bird, you just have to have a little patience. Just remember that birds are naturally loud because thats how they relate to each other.
Parrot training is simply the process of getting to know your bird and developing a relationship whereby your bird knows who’s the boss. Maintaining dominance over your bird is very important if you want to gain the trust and love you want from him.
Although young birds are easier to train you have to watch out and not allow them to develop a biting mentality. As young birds are weaned and discover the power of their beaks they will start nipping and biting down. Don’t allow it to become habit forming and don’t encourage this type of biting.

Parrots think like birds, that’s because they are birds, so it’s important that you realize this and work to gain the dominant position in the relationship.You have to gain your parrots trust first before you get his affection.
If at all possible, train your bird when he is a baby, don’t wait. This will make it easy to have a well rounded pet who doesn’t scream, bite and isn’t afraid of you or other people. Everybody loves a well behaved bird and by training him you will be able to enjoy him more and he will love you for it. Young birds are easier to train but you really can train a bird of any age as long as you have the fortitude.
Train your Parrots guys. The whole purpose of owning these beautiful birds, or any pet for that matter, is so that we can enjoy them right.
All training is done through some form of repetition. This is the best way to get started. Before you get into advanced training you must have a bird that is not afraid of you. So spend time with him, sit by his cage and talk to him. You want a relaxed bird who’s not afraid or easily spooked.
If your bird is afraid of you then you have some work to do. First, approach him slowly and calmly. If he starts to show he’s afraid you need to stop. Simply stand still and don’t move, then back off. It’s important to let animals know their not going to be hurt. Believe it or not, this is training¬†and it’s the first step. Repeat this first step over and over again and you will make progress.
In time you will get closer and eventually open up the cage. After that you will be ready for the next step; the up and down command. Later you will move into more advanced training. Just take things slow. You have to start somewhere so the sooner you start the sooner your bird will take to you.
All animals will take the dominant position if you let them so you can’t yield to your bird. You are the “head” flock member so you have to act like it. If you back down to a bird that lunges at you then you are yielding ground.
Birds will also make a lot of noise if there basic needs are not met, this means water, food and of course a nice big cage. To help the process of training you need to make sure these essentials are in place, and that your bird is happy. Your bird will scream, shout and act up if he’s hungry, thirsty or afraid.
Understanding how your bird thinks will help you in understanding why they do what they do. For instance, the reason parrots tend to get very loud at times is because it’s simply their method of talking to us.
But any bird who is scared will attempt to lunge and bite. Remembers why we parrot train, we do it to take control and stay dominant. It’s the only way to control bad bird behavior.
Training your bird allows you to achieve.

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