Please direct questions regarding avian health to an veterinarian that specializes in birds. Not sure where to find one? Visit www.aav.org (The Association of Avian Veterinarians)
For additional insight into fear responses check out this blog on How to Address Fear in Parrots http://goodbirdinc.blogspot.com/2012/05/how-to-address-fear-in-parrots.html
Learn about the Fallout from Force from this video clip http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MwB46jzrgdY
Read about the Correct Way to Pet your Parrot to Help Build Trust http://goodbirdinc.blogspot.com/2014/02/how-to-touch-parrot.html
Does your bird have a mate like bond with someo one in your household or appears to be "hormonal"? Is this causing your bird parrot to show aggressive behavior or attack other people in the home? Then definitely read the article by Pamela Clark in the free sample of Good Bird Magazine.
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All parrots have the ability to copy sounds, but they don't all have the desire. There is no training strategy that will guarantee a parrot will talk. (Don’t get lured by flashy sales pitches or gimmicks) However there are some strategies you can use to increase the chances of getting your bird to talk.
In the DVD Train Your Parrot to Talk you will learn about these strategies. The DVD addresses common myths about talking parrots, which birds make ideal candidates for talking, the most effective ways to expose your parrot to sounds you want repeated, proven methods for encouraging your parrot to vocalize and most importantly how to train your parrot to talk on cue. Also included is an appearance by Einstein, the Talking Texan Parrot, plus an interview with her human companions. Bonus CD ROM includes recordings of a variety of species of parrots vocalizing to inspire your bird to talk."
If you are new to sharing your life with a parrot or interested in acquiring a parrot be sure to check out the free video Bringing Birdie Home. It will help prepare you for life with your new feathered companion.
The Basics of Training. A Live Workshop
Over four hours of information on parrot training, reading body language and solving behavior problems. This is an excellent resource for parrot owners who are just getting started with training.
Train Your Parrot to Talk
This DVD covers myths, ideal candidates for talking, effective ways to expose your parrot to sounds you want repeated, proven methods for encouraging your parrot to vocalize and how to train your parrot to talk on cue. Bonus CD ROM of talking parrot recordings included.
Good Bird! A Guide to Solving Behavior Problems in Companion Parrots.
Easy to read, follow the recipe, step by step instructions for addressing common parrot behavior problems.
The Parrot Problem Solver
Learn the ins and outs of aggressive behavior in parrots. This book includes more stories and anecdotes from Barbara’s career consulting on animal training around the world. This book is currently out of print. Look for used copies or digital version's online.
Train Your Parrot to Step up . Ebooks include written tutorial, video tutorial and audio tutorials. This Ebook focuses specifically on training parrots to step up. Works for parrots who are showing a fear response and/or aggressive behavior.
Motivate Your Parrot for Training This Ebook will show you how to get your parrot interested in training. It also helps you discover the many different reinforcers you can use for you parrot.
Train Your Parrot to Accept Medication Get this Ebook before your parrot gets sick. Training your parrot to accept medication in advance will help keep your great relationship with your parrot. Grabbing and restraining parrots for treatment can chip away at trust. Avoid this problem with this Ebook.
Good Bird Magazine Back Issues
Good Bird Magazine focuses on parrot behavior and training. Each issue features information on how to train behaviors, success stories, enrichment ideas, parrot behavior problem solving and in-depth articles on parrot training. This one of a kind publication will keep you inspired and motivated to continue to enjoy training your parrot. Back issues of Good Bird Magazine never go out of style. The articles in Good Bird Magazine are ones you will refer to again and again. All back issues of Good Bird Magazine are available in a digital format and some are available in hard copy.
Parrot Training Workshops
Barbara Heidenreich travels the world teaching parrot behavior and training workshops. Workshops give parrot owners a chance to ask questions, see live parrot training demonstrations, learn from Barbara’s extensive video collection and get inspired! The parrot training workshops are great for new parrot trainers and experienced ones. They are also highly recommended for veterinary and zoo professionals.
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