Saturday, November 5, 2011

The best and easy way to train your parrots

Parrots are intelligent animals. Some studies have shown that some species of parrots have the intelligence level can be compared to a four-year-old child! But it is obvious that people have no idea how to take advantage of a parrot's ability to learn. So I thought I would throw some light on how I adopted some dog training techniques to get the parrots to respond to training much faster than traditional methods.

This technique is called "shaping". Shaping is a training method to train parrots to think. It does not entice them with food, or punish parrots for doing a behavior incorrectly. Instead it works on the principal that it ...

"Parrots will continue to do the behavior that brings them joy, with increasing frequency - and continue to do so until the behavior no longer makes them happy"

When I'm training one of my parrots learn to step onto my hand, I simply slide my hand in front of them and forcing them off their perch. After all, perhaps parrot does not want to escalate. Parrot can be lethargic, depressed, not wanting to take away from his food bowl, or a host of other factors.

So instead, I would like to reward parrots that come to me with their own initiatives. I want to let the parrot train himself came to me brings him joy. Here's what I mean ...

Let us say that our parrot happily playing at the top of his cage, and you want him to train him to step into your hand. To do this, put your hands around 12-24 inches from your parrot, and observe what he does. Is he back away even further? If so you should also back up until you are far enough away that your parrot is showing relaxed body language.

Then start looking for tiny movements your parrot starts to do with your hands. First, parrots usually do. But calm and start small. Find your parrot to look at your hands. When he says "good" and reward her a favorite treat.

Parrots will catch on fairly quickly and realize that all they need to do to get treatment is to look at your hands. When your parrot when it comes to stage, requiring more of your parrot for a treat. Make your parrot take a step in the direction of your hand ... Even a small step, tell him "good" and reward him again.

Continue to slowly demand your parrot get closer and closer to your hands before giving him his treats until he is actually stepping on your hand. But be careful, parrots have a tendency not to trust you. So for the first time your parrot steps on your hand, do not believe training to be completed. Parrots will feel betrayed if you coax them into your hand, and those who pick them up quickly.

Instead, let your parrot steps on hand without picking him up, and slowly work to reward your parrot to let you pick him up a few inches of soil, then two, three, four , etc., up every time you go over to his cage, he'll run over you, hoping that he steps on the hand with his therapy.

Training this way teaches parrots parrots to solve the problem. It teaches them to find what you want them to do and makes learning other behaviors in the future much easier.

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