Lilah Love - Greenwing Macaw Hen Succumbs to my Avances

18-03-2012 Little Lailah has been living with me since January fourth and has remained unchangeably shy during this time. She did take treats from my hand and – and somewhat unwillingly – allowed me to briefly touch her beak. But that was it.

With the approaching spring, however, her . . . more

Reading a book with four Greenwing Macaws

10-01-2012 Don’t laugh – I thought, it was worth a try. My greenwing macaws Lizzie and Sam are gradually getting closer. When I pick-up Lizzie in the evening to bring her to bed, she used to want to go onto the other macaw’s stand to plunder their feed bowls. Not . . . more

May I present Lailah - Greenwing Macaw Hen

Adopted handicapped greenwing macaw hen

08-01-2012 I would like to introduce Lilah to you, a female greenwing macaw. With her my mini flock of six greenwings is complete. Lilah is Lizzie’s sister, albeit a few years older (from 2005). Her breeder arranged for me to adopt her. As you can see on the photo, Lilah . . . 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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Treat Testing for Clicker Training

The bird school | Clicker training | Treat testing

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 . . . more

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