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Basic Tips On How To Train Your Parrot.

Jul 14, 2008
Always keep in mind that parrots are wild animals. Taming a bird is a time taking process which can also be irritating to you resulting even harming your bird, so to avoid this you should be aware of the appropriate steps to make your birds at ease.

Once the parrot is at your home, it is important that he be around people who love birds and that he stay in his cage for at least the first 24 hours. If the parrot appears nervous, slow down and allow it more time.

If you cover all the windows and mirrors and leave the cage door open, the parrot will emerge from the cage when it is ready to. If the bird does not emerge soon, you may be able to lure it out using some food or a branch. In order to protect yourself from snags, take precautions to ensure your hair is out of the way and wear clothing that will not snag easily.

You should never speak loudly toward the parrot. Also, you must never look directly at him since this will make them perceive you to be a predator.

Place some clippings in its cage if your parrot is reluctant to hand feed. It will be much easier to get the bird to eat out of your hand if you encourage and praise him whenever he eats.

The parrot will have to fly once in a while to exercise its wings. If the bird is still frightened, you can use a low bird stand and two sticks of varying lengths to carry the bird around. Two sticks are needed so the parrot can go from one stick to the other. This must be done slowly but deliberately as sudden movements will frighten the parrot.

You might find taming your parrot in the first few weeks a little bit difficult. Now that there has been some improvement, further lessons can be taught, the bird can now learn commands such as "step up". The parrot will learn that you are the master and that he must come to you immediately when this is said; this will be most important in cases where imminent danger is present so that you both can move to safety.

It is also important that they learn the command "no". If, at times, the parrot does something that you really don't like, then you must let it know so that it will not behave in that way again.

It will take time and patience to tame the bird. You will be able to teach your bird to speak certain words and possibly even sing once the bird is able to trust you.
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