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Parrots are intelligent, entertaining and beautiful creatures. They may also be the most misunderstood and
frustrating of all animals commonly kept as pets today.Pet parrot behavior is fast becoming the boom sector of the pet industry for the new
Parrot behavior is largely responsible for another fast growing area in the companion parrot world: parrot
sanctuaries. These are the places where people can donate, often for a fee, their treasured pet that they can no
longer stand to live with. The lucky parrots find their way here as many other parrots end up being sold back to
pet shops or in newspapers like used cars. Most often the undesirable behavior of the bird is at the root of his
Some experts have expressed some pretty interesting views about why parrots scream and consequently some
pretty interesting ideas for solutions to the problem. One “behaviorist” blamed a painting of Abraham Lincoln
looking directly at the bird for its screaming problem. She said, “He was a good man but not a handsome man.”
She also scolded the owner of the bird for wearing a back T-shirt with paintings of parrots on it, which scared the
parrot into screaming because all the bird saw was dead parrots! These are fairly wild explanations for something
that, when you look at natural parrot behavior, is very easily understood.Screaming is one of the most natural things a parrot does in the wild and, likewise, one of the most natural things a
parrot does in captivity. At sunup each morning the forests are alive with sounds of parrots claiming their territory
and expressing their well being with various contact calls and other vocalizations. In the wild, parrots scream as
a play behavior, to define territory, and to communicate many messages to other birds in their community. This
form of screaming is innate, driven by instincts, and is one of the reasons that parrots make such challenging pets
for many people. Unfortunately, it is difficult to eliminate instinctive behavior in any organism.
Screaming can easily become a learned behavior in a captive parrot. Behavior is a product of it’s consequence, and
if a parrot’s screaming brings its owner rushing into the room and showing the bird attention, it is very possible
the bird will soon learn to scream for attention.
So, how do you stop a parrot from screaming? That question is similar to how do you stop a dog from playing, or
how do you stop a child from laughing? However, parrots are more independent than both dogs and children and
are more difficult to control with negative interactions, which, unfortunately, are the most common approaches
used to modify behavior with both dogs and children. Few people realize the power of positive reinforcement
and usually resort to the less effective, but easier to use, negative approaches. Many people have tried covering
the cage of a screaming parrot or squirting the bird with a squirt bottle when it screams. These methods generally
produce only marginal results and rarely stop the screaming behavior.
If a parrot’s screaming behavior is learned, or, if the bird vocalizes for a desired response such as getting attention
or other positive reinforcers, it is possible that simply ignoring it may eliminate the screaming behavior. A
behavior that goes unreinforced will eventually extinguish itself. However, screaming in the form of contact calls
in the morning and evening is more hard-wired and is therefore more difficult to modify.
One skilled parrot trainer taught her Blue-fronted Amazon (Amazona aestiva) to modify its morning and evening
contact calls by ignoring the bird’s natural loud call and only responding to a soft whistle that the bird had
previously learned from her. The owner went to the extent of freezing when the bird screamed so it could not
even hear her moving in another room. When the bird finally made the soft whistle, the owner would whistle in
response and the bird’s contact whistle was reinforced. Over time, the bird finally replaced its natural loud contact
call with the much more acceptable soft whistle.
“Biting is just part of having a parrot as a pet.” Does that sound familiar? It should. It is the most common attitude
associated with companion parrot ownership. However, this author feels the opposite is true. A parrot owner
should strive to never get bit. That is a pretty bold statement for such a common problem. The fact is that biting is
not a natural behavior for parrots. They don’t bite each other in the wild, at least not hard enough to make another
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Hello parrot lovers,
I really hope you enjoy this story because it really is one of my all time favorites! This is the story of my Galah cockatoo Vinny and the day he flew away and how it turned out to be pretty dramatic.
This video also stars my Mustache parakeet, Picasso as a co-host.
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Einstein was really talkative today! He talked about food and the Ggrackles! Don’t know what a Grackle is? It’s a wild bird that looks like a crow. He also has a few new combination words! “Rackle” a combination of Rabbit and Grackle. “BraCorn” is a combination of Broccoli and Corn! Come join the conversation every Sunday at 2:00 PM CDT! To get notifications of my live streams and new videos, subscribe to this channel and click the bell icon next to the subscribe button to set your notifications. Then you will be instantly notified when I go live. You can also subscribe to my email newsletter at http://bit.ly/EinsteinNews.
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Last time we did a video on how to take your bird out of the cage and we promised you that this time we will show you how to take your birds back into the cage !. Here is the technique.
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How do you get your bird to go in its cage? .
Look at the situation from your bird’s point of view.
You really have to make it worth it to them if you want them to go inside without a fuss. Imagine it was you being locked up… wouldn’t you fight to stay out if being inside your cage meant no more attention, no more playtime, no more fun?
The most important thing you need to do (regardless of whether you have trouble getting your bird to go back inside) is to make sure the cage is a fun and safe place.
) Reinforce random step-ups. I give them a treat for stepping up and then put them back down. I do this repeatedly throughout the day. The purpose is to pair step-ups with treats (reward) and show them that a step-up doesn’t necessarily interrupt whatever they were doing before. If they get to step right back off, it costs them nothing and they even get a treat. Only rarely does “step up” equal going inside the cage.
2) Have them go inside and then let them come back out a few seconds later. This teaches them that going inside doesn’t mean that the fun ends right away. Neither does going in the cage mean that I’m leaving. I think a lot of birds don’t like going inside because they know it means their person is leaving them for the next few hours, so I make sure they get a bit of inside the cage time when I’m sitting right there next to them, still paying attention to them. That way inside-time doesn’t equal me being gone or them not getting any attention.
3) Put a very special treat inside their cage that they ONLY get when it’s time to go inside. Sometimes they can come back out when they’re done, but they only get to eat it inside their cage. Nutriberries work like magic in our house. In fact, 99% of the time, if you put the treat in their cage and they run inside by themselves. I don’t even have to put them inside; You only have to close the door behind them. Being inside the cage might not be the best thing ever, but neither is it a terrible thing since they get to associate it with a very special treat.
To sum up , have the cage filled with newer treats, newer toys and a variety each time they go back in !