Think of training your parrot this way; every interaction you have with your bird is a training session, whether you like it or not. In that time you are either doing something to increase the likelihood your bird is going to repeat that current behavior it's showing or decrease the likelihood through your actions.
For example, if every time yo...
This session is definitely the one I've been waiting for.
We were having incredibly long training sessions due to the amount of time it was taking to get Morgan to step OFF of Patty. Why was this becoming a trouble area?
Inconsistency = unclear communication.
Patty was constantly inconsistent with the step off.
I've been talking about training this since I got [access] to Morgan over a month ago. When she showed body language of wanting to interact with me, I decided to give it a go. We spent literally 2 minutes together training this.
I noticed when I lifted my right arm a certain way, she would raise her bum foot. I've noticed this since I brough...
Jealousy among parrots can usually result in two very different outcomes:
Aggression towards one another.
I've experienced both, and there's a fine line you have to be sure not to cross to keep in the "motivation" side of things and be able to USE that jealousy to your training advantage.
In my last post I showed you a real tra...
My male galah Bandit already says "baby boy" but he says it whenever he feels like it, not whenever I want him to. So I decided it was the next phrase of his I wanted to put on cue!
He currently says the following on cue already:
Cue: Waving of my fingers // Word: Bandit
Cue: Word "kiss" // Action: Leaning in, giving a kiss on the cheek with ...
An example of what capturing a behavior looks like:
Why do we advise training sessions be between 2-5 minutes when we show training sessions using capturing that go 15+ minutes?!
What is "capturing a behavior"?
Capturing is basically clicking and rewarding a behavior your bird offers on its own. An example of natural behaviors you can cap...