BirdTricks Tuesday: Indoor Flight Training Parrots Basics

BirdTricks Tuesday: Indoor Flight Training Parrots Basics

This week Dave and I go over the very basics and beginnings of some flight training (indoors) basics of how to get started. Please remember we are trying to condense the information down for you, so this is not done in “real time” – in real time you would take much longer on each phase of improvement.

For our flight training series included in our Total Transformation Series, click here; http://www.birdtricks.com/seminarvideos/

For flight training using targeting; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PhuvUIyKRdo

For our past Tuesday videos playlist click here; https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLTDMtzpg_JIi4sRt2t0MCOxd5XlCCDei7

How to Set Up a Training Area | Parrot Training

How to Set Up a Training Area | Parrot Training

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Right now, I’d like to talk about how to set up a training area for your parrot. Keep in mind that training your parrot on its cage or its tree may be less than ideal, because there are a lot of distractions. There’s going to be toys in the cage, food possibly. On the tree, there are a lot of places to go. You don’t want to create any distraction where you’re going to need to chase after your bird or try to compete for its attention over the surroundings.

Instead, the ideal is to use a parrot training perch, like this. I make these myself and they’re available on my website. If you can’t get hold of one of these you can try to get a simple perch with nothing on it. Put that on a table, or you can even use a chair back. Put your parrot on the chair back and let that be its training perch.

Try to pick a room where there’s not much going on. So, a busy living room is not ideal. Possibly your bedroom, where there’s less light, there’s less people, less noise, is a much better place to get your parrot’s attention during the early training process.

Come over here buddy. We’re going to take our parrot away from the cage. We’re going to try and pick an area away from the cage for the training process.

Keep in mind that some parrots like to fly back to their cage. By having them on a training perch in a different room where they can’t see their cage, they can’t see their tree, the only thing that’s familiar to them is you. That helps your parrot focus on you, rather than its surroundings and its cage and other things that it might like to do otherwise.

In order to set up a parrot training area, find a place that’s not cluttered. Get a simple perch with no toys and no other distractions, and you’re ready to begin training your parrot.

Parrot Trick Training – Step 1 – Clicker Conditioning

Parrot Trick Training – Step 1 – Clicker Conditioning

We don’t trick train our parrots so that they can do cute little tricks… We trick train them so they can utilize their incredibly intelligent minds. We trick train them to form a closer bond with them. We trick train them because they want to work for their food! In the wild they spend 80% of their day working for their food in the hopes that they might find a meal.

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Parrot Morning Exercise Flight Training Routine

Parrot Morning Exercise Flight Training Routine

http://TrainedParrot.com/Flying_Routine

This is how I typically flight train my parrots in the morning so that they can get some exercise. Instead of just putting their breakfast meal in their bowl, I have them fly to receive it bit by bit. This is much more healthy and natural for parrots than to just pig out from a bowl.

To have room for the camera, I put the perches a bit closer. Normally we make use of the longest distance possible to get more out of it.

Read more about how I use a bit of competitive rivalry to get the birds to fly better in the article on my blog:
http://trainedparrot.com/Flying_Routine

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Get a Parrot Training Perch Kit for the birds to fly to:
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