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How To Tame Your Parrot


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You have taken the plunge and find yourself being a bit intimidated by your new, shall we say "less than disciplined" pet parrot. Let's face it your new parrot after all is a wild animal. Since it will take some time to tame the bird, you should know a few of the appropriate steps to develop a friendly relationship with your new pet.

Once you bring the parrot home, make sure that it stays inside the cage for at least 24 hours and be certain you have people around who love birds. If you see that the bird is skittish and fussy, allow your parrot a little more cage time to get used to his new surroundings.

When you think the parrot is ready to come out, be sure to cover all the mirrors and windows then open the cage. Soon, the bird will come out and if it doesn't, entice it with some food or a branch. Make sure to keep your hair out of the way and wear clothing that will not easily be snagged.

You should never speak loudly or yell toward the parrot. Also, you should avoid looking directly at him since this will make him perceive that your are a predator.

If your parrot does not want to take food from your hands, then use clippings and put them in the cage. You should praise them whenever they eat so eventually, you can feed them using your own hand.

Your pet parrot will have to fly once in a while to exercise its wings. If the bird is still frightened, use a low bird stand and two sticks of varying lengths to carry the bird around the house with you. Two sticks are needed to allow the parrot to go from one stick to the other. Sudden movements will frighten the parrot so keep your movement deliberate and slow.

You might find the first few days of taming your parrot to be quite challenging, but with a little patience you will begin to see improvements. Teaching your parrot commands like "step up" will teach the bird that you are in command and will gain his trust. Your parrot will realize that it must go to you especially when there is imminent danger so the both of you can get out of harms way.

Another command they should learn is "no". Sometimes, your parrot may do something that you do not appreciate and by teaching this to the bird, they won't do it again.

Your ability to tame your parrot will take time but the reward will be well worth it. Are you a uncertain about how to train your parrot? Then leaning the proper techniques of a good parrot training course will have your parrot talking up a storm. You will develop a loving relationship with your parrots and your bird will be happy and content to be with you.