How to Hand Train a Bird

How to Hand Train a Bird

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You may not be able to get your parakeet to balance a ball on his beak, but every hook-billed species — from parakeets to cockatoos — can be trained to step onto your finger when you tell him to.

Step 1: Train only wing-clipped birds
Don’t try to take your bird out of his cage unless his wings have been clipped.

Step 2: Desensitize bird
To get your bird not to flip out when you put your hand into his cage, several times a day insert your hand into the cage and wave it slowly in the bird’s direction. Repeat this daily until the bird gets used to it.

Tip
Try holding a bird treat when you put your hand into the cage. Once you can get your bird to eat from your hand, you’re well on the way toward establishing ‘hand trust.’

Step 3: Hold perch or stick
For the next two weeks, insert your hand into the cage several times a day–but this time, hold a perch or stick in your hand. Your goal: getting the bird to step onto the perch.

Step 4: Trigger “step up” reflex with perch
When the bird gets used to the perch in your hand, start getting him to step onto it. Hold it at a right angle to the bird’s body and gently nudge him in the chest. This will trigger his ‘step up’ reflex.

Tip
Always say ‘Up, up’ or ‘Step up’ when you nudge the bird with the perch. Give him lots of praise when he steps onto it. He’s making progress!

Step 5: Replace perch with hand
When the bird is comfortable standing on a hand-held perch, you can start training him to stand on your hand alone. During each training session, move your hand farther down the perch — and closer to the bird.

Step 6: Discard perch
After a few days, your bird should assume that a perch comes with a hand attached–so now it’s time to up the ante once again. What’s next? That’s right: your hand without the perch.

Step 7: Trigger “step up” reflex with hand
Moving slowly and smoothly and repeating the ‘Up, up’ command, nudge the bird in the chest until he has no choice but to step onto your pointer finger to steady himself.

Step 8: Repeat
Repeat this procedure until the bird has no problem stepping onto your finger and perching there.

Step 9: Practice outside of cage
Now you and your feathered friend can begin working outside the cage. With the bird perched on your finger, slowly and smoothly bring him out through the cage door.

Tip
If you have a large bird, a T-stand will be a helpful training tool when working outside the cage. Practice putting the bird onto the T-stand and taking him off again.

Step 10: Practice verbal command
Practice the ‘Up, up’ command diligently until the bird knows that he should always step onto your ‘finger perch’ when you say so.

Tip
If the bird gets startled and flutters off your hand, calmly follow him to where he lands and nudge him, saying ‘Up, up.’ Usually, he’ll step right back onto your finger.

Step 11: Enlist friends and relatives
Encourage your friends and relatives to work with your bird as much as possible. The tamer a bird becomes, the happier his relationship with his human flock will be.

Did You Know?
Birds in the parrot family have two toes facing forward and two facing backward, to help them hold onto things while they’re climbing.

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How to Use Food as a Training Tool | Parrot Training

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Teach Your Parrot to Fetch from a Perch | Parrot Training

Teach Your Parrot to Fetch from a Perch | Parrot Training

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Alright. So, Truman, my Cape parrot, is going to help us demonstrate how to fetch. I like to use a wiffle golf ball as the object. For a macaw, you might want to use a wiffle baseball. And for a smaller parrot you might want to use a little checkers piece, or something small that they can hold. Find something that’s easy for the parrot to grip and be able to hold in its beak.

The first step is to teach your bird to hold the object, and most parrots are inquisitive and will hold things in their beak just because they like to play with toys. An inquisitive bird that’s never held the object before may hold it for ten seconds, 30 seconds, a whole minute.

All you’re going to do is you going to have them hold the object, and you’re going to put the bowl under it, and just wait for them to drop it. This guy, he knows how to fetch already, so he’s waiting for the bowl to go under the ball. For a bird that doesn’t know how to fetch, they’re just going hold it, and they’re going to happen to drop it. And what you’re going to do is you’re going to hold the bowl under it, and just catch that object as it falls.

Your goal is to let the bird drop the object into the bowl, at any point when he gets bored of the object and drops it. That’s when you’re going to click your clicker and give it the treat. The goal from there is going to be to teach the bird to only drop it in the bowl and not drop it anywhere else. If you drop the object and it misses the bowl, that’s your chance to not reward the bird, and to differentiate that the bird’s only being rewarded for dropping the object in the bowl, rather than dropping the object altogether.

That’s the idea: the idea is to teach the bird to drop it right in the bowl and not anywhere else. So, at first, the bird’s just learning that it gets a reward for dropping the object. You’re giving it the object, it’s holding it, and it drops it at some point and that’s when it’s getting treats.

In order to teach it to actually fetch and to put the object in the bowl, as opposed to dropping it anywhere, is to occasionally hold the bowl out of place where the bird cannot get the object inside, and then it learns that it only gets the treats when it drops the object straight into the bowl.

The next step is to teach the bird to fetch the object to the bowl. So, first you’re going to just put the bowl to the side of it, make it turn its head to drop the object in. Good bird. Very good.

Alright. Eventually, you’ll reach a point where you can get the bird to walk over and pick up the object you want it to fetch and walk over to put it in the bowl somewhere else, and then you can continue to challenge your bird. Have them go somewhere further like, say, turn and get the object. Then, maybe challenge him for a little bit of duration, have him try a little harder, hold it a little longer. Good bird.

The next step is to replace the bowl with your hand, because ultimately we want the bird to come and bring stuff to us. So, you have him fetch the object and instead of putting it in the bowl you have him put it in your hand by blocking the bowl, and putting it in your hand instead. The bowl makes it easier to learn than using your hand in the beginning, but once the bird knows to put it in the bowl you can use your hand to teach it to fetch.

Teach a parrot to fly outside

Teach a parrot to fly outside

This video shows how I trained my bird for flight outdoors. Your experiences will vary. DON’T DO THIS WITHOUT UNDERSTANDING THE RISK!

http://www.featherme.com/index.php/free-flying-your-parrot-outside/ is my article which goes over the basics of free flight with parrots. I am not an expert on the subject though. I’ve only trained one bird.

For in depth advice, go to http://wingsatliberty.com/articlesflight.html and read the articles by Chris Biro. He’s been doing free flight for years and with many different kinds of birds.

To discuss flight, go to the free flight yahoo group here http://pets.groups.yahoo.com/group/Freeflight/

How to Potty Train Your Parrot | Parrot Training

How to Potty Train Your Parrot | Parrot Training

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Okay. Now, when it comes to potty training your parrot, the thing you need to realize is that birds are wild animals. They’re going to poop every 15 to 30 minutes, depending on the species. So, the first thing you got to do is get out of your mind that you’re going to have a perfect potty train that’ll never poop on anything. Because no matter how good of a job you do, accidents will still happen.

So, stock up on good cleaning supplies: a wetvac, a mop, anything you can use to clean your parrots nest is good. The less of a big deal you make about the parrot making a mess, the less you’re going to encourage any of that type of behavior.

Another strategy is to keep the parrot on parrot-approved places, like this tree right here. The bottom is made to be easy to clean. So, if the parrots spent a lot of their time on parrot places instead of on human furniture, you’re less likely to have a mess throughout your house. Part of the strategy for keeping your parent on parrot-approved places is to do a lot of training, like the tricks we’ve been going over.

If you teach your parrots tricks on their training arches and trees, they’re more familiar with spending time on those places and their more likely to go over to them when they’re out and about. Now, when it comes to actually the potty training process, you can’t really do it the same way that you teach normal tricks such as clicking and giving a treat. That’s known to make parrots hold it in for too long and that can actually hurt their digestive system.

So, instead, it’s important to encourage the parrot to poop on it’s designated places but not mandate it. So, the strategy is to realize how long between poops that your bird goes. If you realize that you have a small bird and it goes every five minutes, that’s going to be the number you go for. The bigger bird might be half an hour. But these guys, maybe about 15 minutes.

So, what Im going to do, when I want to just spend time with my bird, I want to have him on my shoulder, on me, I will hold them and make sure that I’m not spending more than the allotted time between when they go to do their business. So, I might pick up the bird and hold it for ten minutes. Knowing that they’re going to poop in 15. Play with them, do whatever I want to do with my pet.

Then, I’m going to go and put them back down on their stand after ten minutes elapses. Now, I’m going to wait five minutes until they finally take their poop, whatever that comes out to. And as soon as they do, I’m going to make a big deal. Be like “Wow, that was very good! That’s great!” And I’ll come back over and pick up the bird and spend more time with it again.

And then ten minutes goes by. I feel like a next poop is due. Before it can happen, I’ll put her back down on the perch and wait until she does it. After you do this for a couple weeks or months, your parrot will catch on that the sooner they do their business when they’re put down, the sooner you’ll pick them up and keep spending time with them.

So, they learn to naturally do more of they’re business around their perches instead of on you or on unapproved human furniture areas. If your parrot wings aren’t clip and they’re flighted, they can even learn to fly back to they’re stand when they need to go, which is really convenient if you lose track of timing. If they’re familiar and accustomed to pooping on their stand, they’ll fly over when they need to go.

The last thing you can do to encourage your parrot do it’s business on it’s poopy perch is when you take it out first thing in the morning, put it down on it’s perch and wait until it’s goes. Most parrots hold it in at night and they have to go really bad in the morning and they try to avoid going in their cages.

So, as soon as you take them out, put them right down on their poopy perch and let them go. And after they’re done, you can pick them up and do your normal routine with them. This way, they learn to go to that designated place and to hold it in until you put them down and it’s time to do it. So, that’s some tips for you about potty training your parrot.

Unboxing Bird Accessories Part – 1 || Parrot Training

Unboxing Bird Accessories Part – 1 || Parrot Training

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How to Pick Training Rewards | Parrot Training

How to Pick Training Rewards | Parrot Training

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Now, I’d like to talk about actually selecting treats for your parrot. A good way to start is to get a parrot mix. You get a parrot seed mix from a bird supply store. This is food that you generally shouldn’t be feeding to your parrot, the sunflower seeds, safflower seeds. These are not necessarily the healthiest food for your birds.

Ideally, they should be on a pellet diet. However, during trick training, you can let them indulge in some of their favorite treats. The way to find out which of these foods specifically your parrot likes the most, you can find out by offering them all to your parrot in a bowl, and seeing which ones it takes first.

Keely, come here. All right, which treat do you like the most? All right. Keely went right for the sunflower seed, and that’s going to be obviously her favorite. What we can do now, is we can try some others like for example, I have this black seed and the white seed right here. I can give her these two, and see which ones she’s going to take first, and learn which one she prefers. She goes for the black seed first. I’ll offer her a little piece of pellet and a white safflower seed, and see which one she likes. She likes the pellet more.

So, by offering your parrot a variety of foods, you can observe and learn which are its favorite, and use those for trick training. Keely’s favorites are clearly the sunflower seeds, so I’m going to withhold those the most. I’m only going to give her the sunflower seeds when she’s doing the best possible job. Then, when she’s doing an okay job, I’ll give her some of her secondary favorites, such as the pellets and the safflower seeds. If she does a bad job, I’m going to give her no treats at all.

That’s how you pick treats for your parrot.

Reviewing Bird Accessories Part – 2 || Parrot Training

Reviewing Bird Accessories Part – 2 || Parrot Training

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Parrot Wizard – 9 Coolest Parrot Trick Training Toys!

Parrot Wizard – 9 Coolest Parrot Trick Training Toys!

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Kili my Senegal Parrot demonstrates 9 of the best trick training props made for parrots. Some of the tricks are easy and some are more challenging. They include:

Bowling
Darts
Ring Toss
Puzzle
Skates
Basketball
Treasure Chest
Colored Boxes
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BTT: Parrot Training 101 – The Basics of Training Your Parrot

BTT: Parrot Training 101 – The Basics of Training Your Parrot

This week Dave and Jamieleigh talk and demonstrate all things clicker training and conditioning and touch training/target training troubleshooting.

Whether your bird is afraid of the targetting stick, aggressive towards it, won’t even come near it, wants to play with it, flies away from it, refuses to train, doesn’t understand a clicker and you don’t know how to use one… we cover it all in this video.

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One Day Miracles (specifically the episode on teaching recall from places you don’t want your bird to go!) www.birdtricks.com/miracles.

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