Parrot Harnesses - Delight or Danger?

The girl on the phone sobbed inconsolably. She had taken her African grey parrot outside in a harness. When she realized she had forgotten her wallet, she passed the bird and its leash to her friend while she ran back inside to get her money. She was gone for just . . . more

Severe Macaw Lara - First Time in the Flight Hall

Lara, the Severe macaw, first day in the flight hall

28-05-2012 Those of you who follow me on facebook know that one week ago little Lara moved in with us and you have read about a gazillion mini-updates during her first week here. Hope, I have not been boring you too much with my excitement! 🙂

For those who aren’t . . . more

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 . . . more

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 . . . more

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 . . . more

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. . . . more

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 . . . more

First Obstacle

In this video, my Greenwing Macaw Lizzie is taught to follow the target stick and conquer her first obstacle. This is preparatory training for other exercises a parrot trainer will teach his students.

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

The Target Stick

he target stick

In this video, my Greenwing Macaw Lizzie is trained to follow the target stick. This is the most important training tool for the parrot trainer.

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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Clicker Conditioning

The bird school | Clicker training | Clicker conditioning

In this video, my Greenwing Macaw Lizzie is conditioned for the clicker. This is the first exercise a parrot trainer teaches his pupil.

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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