Parrot Training & Parrot Fun

Parrot Training & Parrot Fun Image

Parrot training is an important part of having a good life with your parrots. However an equally important part of good parrot care is to have lots of fun and laughter with your birds. It builds your relationship. In fact, every time that you can laugh with your parrots is like pure cash in your relationship account. So try to have some fun activity every day with your parrots.

To illustrate this, I am showing you a silly little video here of three of my Greenwing macaws singing and bopping away. We’re having a lot of fun as you can . . . → Read More: Parrot Training & Parrot Fun

Fireworks Parrot Training

Fireworks Parrot Training Image

Many parrot and other pet owners have rather mixed feelings when it comes to new year’s and other public celebrations. Of course any party is great. But fireworks can be really scary to our beloved animals. They could be stressed or even injure themselves in panic. Fireworks parrot training is the solution.

Introduction

Parrots are prey animals and therefore prone to flight, if scared. Panic flights as a response to sudden noises are not uncommon and the birds may injure themselves significantly when crashing into things. Clipped birds often respond by jumping from their perches in fear and also can . . . → Read More: Fireworks Parrot Training

Parrot Problems - Anti-Screaming Training: Don't wait, until it's too late!

I received an email over night from a desperate parrot owner asking me for help. Her neighbor is taking her to mediation court in less than a week because her macaws are screaming too much in the outside aviary.

This is obviously a problem that has taken some time to escalate to this point:

The macaws had to develop the habit of screaming non-stop. You might say they were inadvertently trained by the owner to do so. How? Her attempts to get the birds to be quiet obviously were reinforcing the behavior instead. The deterioration of her relationship with her . . . → Read More: Parrot Problems – Anti-Screaming Training: Don’t wait, until it’s too late!

Anti-Scream Training for Peaceful Mornings

As you know I have currently four Greenwing macaw parrots in my bedroom – unflighted / handicapped birds which cannot be safely placed in the bird hall, yet.

Well, my feathered darlings had gotten into the habit of loudly greeting the new day at an ungodly hour. <sigh>

I finally decided to do something about it and for the last few days I have jumped out of bed and raced out of the room without a comment as soon as they started screaming.

Lo and behold this morning they were as quiet as little church mice. I woke up just . . . → Read More: Anti-Scream Training for Peaceful Mornings

Greenwing Macaws Bathing

When greenwing macaw Jack first came to live with me he hated bathing. Hard to imagine when you see him in this video, isn’t it?

Being a parrot trainer, I taught him to take showers in many little training steps that were strung together after he learned each one of them.

Now, he loves bathing…

If you would like to learn how to teach your parrots with clicker training – please read my books.

Dremeling the Beak

Jack, my Greenwing Macaw, has lost a large part of his upper beak as a baby. Because of this, his lower beak grows “wild” and needs to be trimmed regularly. After a harrowing experience at the vets where Jack collapsed from stress, I decided, “never again”. I used clicker training to teach Jack to allow me to dremel his beak without stress.

Video: Analysis of Human Parrot Interaction

Here is an interesting video of my friend Tenko interacting with his African Grey. It shows a lot about behavior and human / animal interaction:

If you observe this video closely, you may learn quite a bit about body language and the reaction of the bird to the human’s antics.

Initially the bird is ignoring his human. The human goofs around and the parrot is totally relaxed about it. This changes abruptly when the human stares directly at the parrot at close range (approx. 1:56). The parrot moves away and in her body posture shows some clear tension for . . . → Read More: Video: Analysis of Human Parrot Interaction

The "Come" Command

The bird school | 6. The "up" & "down" commands

In this video, my Greenwing Macaw Lizzie is trained to “come” to me when called. This is another basic obedience lesson that all parrot trainers should teach their students.

For more details please refer to my book: The Bird School. Clicker Training for Parrots and Other Birds.

Enjoy and have fun training,

Ann.

The "Up" & "Down" Commands

The bird school | 6. The "up" & "down" commands

In this video, my Greenwing Macaw Lizzie trains her first basic obedience exercises: The “Up” and “Down” commands. Any parrot trainer ought to know how to teach his feathered students at least some basic well-behaved-parrot exercises, such as these.

For more details please refer to my book: The Bird School. Clicker Training for Parrots and Other Birds.

Enjoy and have fun training,

Ann.

The Obstacle Course

Clicker training | parrot | 5. The training parcours

In this video, my Greenwing Macaw Lizzie is taught to run through an obstacle course. This is an important lesson for parrot trainers who are training with birds that are easily scared. It allows especially the more sensitive parrot types such as Budgerigars and African Greys to lose their fear of new objects more swiftly.

For more details please refer to my book: The Bird School. Clicker Training for Parrots and Other Birds.

Enjoy and have fun training,

Ann.

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