I decided to do a video blog about the changes we made to Storm’s environment in an effort to set him up for better success in his time here with us. So please take a look!
Tip to take home: Setting an animal up for success just means putting the odds in his favor. For example, if you’re going to train your bird a new trick, you don’t want to start at your neighbor’s house, during a party with a bunch of strangers looking over your shoulder, talking distractions and music playing. That is setting your bird up to fail. However, if you work with the training table they are used to “learning” on, with no music or outside distractions and it’s just you and your bird and he’s on a training diet, you have set your bird up for succeeding at the task ahead.
Jamieleigh Womach has been working with parrots and toucans since the age of 17. She isn’t homeless but is home less than she prefers to be. She travels the world with her husband, daughter, and a flockful of parrots with whom she shares the stage.