A great article about behavior by Dr. Susan Friedman. (The picture is Roman, soaking up affection). Link: Straight Talk about Behavior
Communicate with your bird. Check out this link to various parrot “sign language.”
This article at beautyofbirds.com by Phoebe Greene Linden, SBBF, California, and S.G. Friedman, Ph.D., Utah State University, is an excellent example of applying science to understand a parrot’s behavior. It shows how we can unknowingly teach a bird to behave in certain ways, some of which we enjoy and others no so […]
Parrot perfectly imitates a child crying because the kid’s parents didn’t realize just how smart a parrot is!
A good short video on training and using a “bridge.” A bridge is a usually a word said to a bird to let it know that a treat is on the way. This is essential in training. Looks like someone needs to see Cockatude 14 They’re Back! I think that […]
This video is about the ABC’s of behavior. It’s a good introduction to one of the tools that professional trainers use when working with parrots. It applies to every living organism, not just people and parrots. Learn more about Applied Behavior Analysis and not only will your parrot be happier and […]
I found this excellent primer on teaching freeflight on YouTube. Don’t try this without a professional behaviorist who knows how to train birds to fly free. This video covers the main methods and hazards.