Parrot behavior

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 behaving “better” you willIMG_2029 find that it works on your friends and family, too.



Parrot Freeflight — the Real Issues and Training Involved in Flying Outdoors – YouTube

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.

Flying free? What a strange idea! That’s like humans or dogs running, or a workout in the gym, or doing something completely natural! How odd!

Doesn’t it look like fun? Yes, its understandable that people worry about free flight. But parrots are as intelligent as a five-year-old child and they know who provides the treats and they know where their home is. They can be trained to come back: recall training.

You should learn from a practiced trainer how to do this, though. Like any skill it takes a someone skilled in training this behavior.