When we think of parrot training, our thoughts often turn to tricks, targeting, advanced techniques and flight recall. However, one of the most fundamental and ill maintained parts of parrot training is a consistent step up. So why is it so often ill maintained? Why is it so important? Often, when we first get aContinue reading “Step Up Training – Basic Skills!”
Category Archives: Parrot Behaviour
Parrot Training Pace and Results!
Something we often see crop up when it comes to working with and training our parrots is the expectation and drive for quick results. It’s something we as humans can be guilty of and every parrot trainer out there has had moments where they wanted or expected training or bonding to go quickly. Given theContinue reading “Parrot Training Pace and Results!”
Consent and It’s Importance In Parrot Training!
Consent has been a bit of a buzz word in the world of us humans for a while. It has been applied to human interactions, working with children, and more recently with other animal species such as dogs. It comes as no surprise that consent is also very important when we are working closely withContinue reading “Consent and It’s Importance In Parrot Training!”
Bringing a New Bird Home!
Bringing a parrot home for the first time can be one of the most exciting and amazing experiences. We have a new feathered friend that we are eager to bond with, introduce to the world, share our home with and train all those fun tricks we see online. It’s very easy to have high expectationsContinue reading “Bringing a New Bird Home!”
How To Keep Your Bird Cool in Hot Weather!
Parrots naturally come from very warm and humid climates, however that doesn’t stop our pet birds from getting too hot in our homes! Here are our top tips for keeping your bird cool in hot weather: Keep your bird’s water refreshed with cool water throughout the day. Offer regular bathing and misting – if yourContinue reading “How To Keep Your Bird Cool in Hot Weather!”
Signs of a Sick or Ill Bird:
Parrots are prey animals, which means if they show any sign of weakness in the wild, they will be more likely to be attacked by predators. For this reason, our pet birds will also often hide signs of illness for as long as possible until they are very unwell. Becoming familiar with the signs ofContinue reading “Signs of a Sick or Ill Bird:”
Is it okay to let your parrot sit on your head?
There is a longstanding myth that parrots should not be allowed on our shoulders or heads; and that allowing them on our heads is detrimental to our relationship with our feathered companions. This stems from the belief in a concept called ‘Height Dominance’. Height dominance relates to the idea that a parrot is seeking toContinue reading “Is it okay to let your parrot sit on your head?”