How To Tame Your Pet Bird

Having a bird as a pet may be an exciting and gratifying experience, particularly if the bird you choose to keep is a member of the parrot family and has a long lifespan. These birds are readily tamed and may be trained to do tricks or to speak and sing with astounding clarity once they have been taught. Your well-trained pet parrot has the potential to be a lifelong friend who will keep you company. Many people who own pet parrots feel that teaching their birds to communicate brings them great delight. Unlike training your dog or cat to say “good morning,” hearing your bird say it may be rather gratifying.

It is essential, however, that you earn your bird’s trust before attempting to educate it to communicate in the first place. This would include allowing your bird to get used to your presence as well as the presence of anybody other who resides in the home with you at the same time. Taming a bird between the ages of two and six months makes the process far simpler. Anything that is much older than that will test your ability to exercise a great deal of patience. If you are not cautious, full-grown parrots have powerful beaks that might do you harm if they bite. If you make rapid movements that startle your bird, it may react defensively out of its innate impulse to protect itself.

Pet your bird and scratch its head in a gentle manner so that it will get used to you. Make them an offer of food from the other hand, such as grapes, raisins, almonds, celery, and maize. In addition to this, you should pour some milk or fruit juice into a tiny cup and serve it to your bird. It is not appropriate to feed your bird the scraps from your breakfast, lunch, or supper, as well as junk food such as hamburger meat, hotdogs, or high-calorie cakes.

When you are taming your bird, use hunger as a leverage technique. This approach is used in a significant number of bird parks all around the globe. When it has been a few hours since your bird has been fed, put some food in a dish nearby and call it over to you so that you may feed it. At first, the bird will experience anxiety, but after some time has passed, it will get used to the situation, at which point it will approach you with self-assurance.

When you first get your bird, if it is still somewhat wild, you may want to keep its cage close by as you go about your daily activities such as reading, watching television, or writing. This will help you keep an eye on it. Your bird will eventually get used to your presence and won’t be bothered by it as much. It’s only a question of time. You may wish to play roughly with your bird if it is large, such as by scratching its head and back. Protect yourself at first by wearing gloves or wrapping yourself with a towel until it learns that you are the one in charge. Your bird will quickly come to anticipate receiving attention of this type from persons it is used to seeing.

At the very least once every month, you will need to do a thorough check on your bird and be on the lookout for any anomalies, such as ingrown feathers or toenails, as well as a beak that needs to be trimmed. Be on the lookout for probable problems with the liver, which may manifest as a bloated or black belly. Wash the legs in warm water to remove any droppings that have been coated, and then use vaseline to both soften the scales and eliminate the scale lice.

You will eventually be rewarded for your patience with a wonderful companion who will keep you company for many years to come.

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