A baby parrot, if trained properly, is one of the smartest birds you can have as a pet. Therefore it is important to train him properly. However, if you are a new pet bird owner, you won’t be able to make sure your bird knows how to behave properly. Also, some Birds have a pretty big lifespan. So the lesson you teach your baby parrot during the initial period of his life will go along a long way. Above all, you will have a well-trained domestic grownup parrot as a pet for your family, rather than living with a wild flying and biting machine. Therefore, we are here with some interesting tips to train your baby parrot. So let’s start right away.
- Stay realistic
- Handle your baby parrot with care
- Verbal commands
- Towel training
- Understanding the bird’s nature
Before you start training your baby parrot, keep in mind that you are training a baby Bird, not a human. Birds have their own personality and can react to things differently. You cannot expect the little fellow to behave like a trained bird at once. If the bird is smart, it may quickly understand a few commands. But not all of them. He can find a few commands trickier than others. As a result, he can refuse to do so. Do not be so harsh on him at the moment. Try to understand his gestures and make him feel comfortable in your company.
If the bird feels uncomfortable, leave the activity for some other time. Make the bird trust you.
In addition to that, keep the training sessions short. Usually, 15 to 20 minutes of a baby parrot training session is more than enough.
Handle your baby parrot with care
Remember when we talked about letting the baby bird trust you? This is where it comes. While training your baby parrot to allow him to get comfortable with your touch. Make him feel that you are not going to hurt him. As a result, you will stay safe from any bites.
To hold the pet, always stand in front of it. Put your hand in front of the baby parrot and encourage him to jump on your finger or hand. If the baby parrot acts upon the command, give him a treat and reward with some kind words. Like “Smart boy” or “good girl”. However, do not place your finger too low or too high. Placing the finger right against his lower breast is perfect.
A Baby parrot is smart, indeed. But try to give him verbal commands while asking him to do the trick. Do not just place your hand in front of him and expect your baby parrot to get trained himself. Use the command “up” to make your baby parrot get up on your hand. Use the command down so the baby parrot can go back to his initial place. If the baby parrot repeats the steps like a good boy, do not forget to reward him with his favorite treat and encouraging words.
However, it is important not to change the commands every time. So if you are using “up” as a command to get up, do not change it with “get up” or “jump up.” as a result the bird will receive similar commands, rather than experiencing a mixture.
Birds have to face the usage of towels a lot. As it is used for their medications, grooming, or injuries. Therefore it is crucial to make your birds familiar with towels. Initially, you can use a light-colored towel and place a treat in it. So that the bird easily steps on the towel without getting scared. The usage of bright towels is not recommended as the tinny fellow can get scared.
When the bird starts to feel comfortable with the towel, try to wrap the towel against him. Do not press the bird’s chest while doing so. So that the bird can breathe. Make the tiny fellow comfortable by placing your middle finger anthem on the sides of his neck. It will calm the bird for future use of a towel.
Understanding the bird’s nature
Birds do not always try to bite you for no reason. Parrots have a habit of touching their tongue to the thing they are about to hop on. Sometimes it happens, when you place your finger in front of them, they try to touch their bill with your hand. Do not jump or scream by considering that the bird is about to bite you. Most importantly, do not shout at the bird. As it makes them confuse about their choice. Similarly, they can also become aggressive. Trust the bird, and he will trust you.