If you are looking for something a little out of the ordinary for a pet, you can do a lot worse that a parrot. These wonderful and exotic creatures are very clever and training them is a lot of fun.
Always keep in mind that animals that are intelligent, like people, get bored very easily. Spend a lot of time with your parrot during training so that he comes to regard you as a friend. They have a long lifespan so putting in the effort at the beginning will make him a long time companion.
Here are a few hints for you to follow during the training of your parrot. Let your bird out of his cage and so the training in a small space that is also very quiet. This will make your parrot a lot more interested and receptive.
When you have selected your spot, get rid of anything that will distract your parrot from his training. So no TV or radio and turn off your cell phone.
Another thing to remember is that a parrot is like a small child, they have a very short attention span, so keep the sessions short.
Think carefully about the time of day you are training your bird too, don’t expect him to fit in with your schedule as it just won’t happen. A perfect time for training is after they’ve been fed as they will be very content and attentive.
As when training any animal, make sure that you heap the praise on your bird when he does well. Even if you feel that the session didn’t go that well, don’t let it show as they are also very intuitive and will pick up on your mood. This will make him withdrawn and ultimately a lot harder to train.
Not everyone can train a parrot successfully; it calls for long term patience and dedication. If you do manage to complete the training, the rewards will be obvious in the fact you have a wonderful pet and friend.