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Treat Testing for Clicker Training

In this video, my  Greenwing Macaw hen Ms. Lizzie shows the treat testing exercise. This is an important prerequisite to clicker training. All parrot trainers should take this step before starting with the actual training.

Lizzie joined out flock in late November, 2010. Being busy, I have not had the time to start training with her. But this weekend I decided that it would be fun to tape her training efforts and share them with you.
We had our first session today and Lizzie did really well. So, here is the first video I made: Testing Lizzie’s favourite treat.

Enjoy and have fun training,