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

Budgies | tame in groups

Hi,

This video from a zoo in Germany is a wonderful example of how tame budgies are even when they are kept in groups:

Mr. Darcy plays host

wherein Mr. Darcy greets a visitor …

Video | More scritches

… under the wing …

Video | First scritches

First cautious scritches at back of head and neck. This is the parrot who was said to be so aggressive that one could not give him a treat by hand. Right. ๐Ÿ™

The arrival

Late last night Mr. Darcy arrived in his new home …

… he is awfully skinny.

today I’ll take him to my trusted avian vet. At the moment, Mr. Darcy is still in his carrier in my bed room. The cage was not brought to me … and he cannot go into the flight hall, yet. I need to birdproof my bed room now, so he can stay there, until he may be able to join the rest of the flock. Bathroom is already occupied and downstairs with the dogs is too dangerous. So, bed room it is … argh . . . → Read More: The arrival

Video | mirroring | tapping games

When first establishing contact with a scared bird, mirroring can help make the connection. This video shows how I take cues from Mr. Darcy’s tapping with his beak and copy it. It is remarkable how quickly he catches on and starts to communicate with me. This bird who supposedly was mega aggressive and who had not been petted in years then allowed me to touch him for the very first time. This is all on the day after arrivals. Mr. Darcy truly is a remarkable bird.

Video | Quarantine

At a friend’s place in quarantine, Mr. Darcy could have used the whole aviary. But after all these years of being locked up, he refused to exit his tiny cage, in spite of the entire front having been removed.

At the vets

At the vets with better lighting, the cage dimensions can be seen better.

The cage

Mr. Darcy’s cage – constructed from two shopping carts welded together – just fit into the car.

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