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My wife and I travel the world coaching our private clients how to work with their wild, biting, screaming parrots; and turn them into loving pets that the entire family can interact with.
We've never publicly shared our Simple 12 Step Parrot Program that we refer to as the Family Friendly Parrot Formula, until now! We somewhat-jokingly refer to this as the "12 Step Program for Parrots" because if you're like most people, you've been denying the fact that you have a problem at all. The first step is to admit that your parrot isn't the perfect household pet (yet), and that you're ready for him to become a Family Friendly Parrot.
Does your parrot...
- Bite you for no reason?
- Refuse to train because it doesn't like treats?
- Only like one member of your family, and wants to KILL the rest?
- Scream NON-STOP for your attention?
If you answered yes to ANY of those questions, we have the solution for you!
In this video, we reveal why "Every interaction is a training session," whether you like it or not.
You are increasing the likelihood for good behavior, or decreasing it - and how to set yourself up for success.
You'll discover what Opportunistic Training is and why not being aware of this can be detrimental to ever having a well behaved parrot... ever.
We show you what The Reset is and why it's such a powerful way to get your bird to focus on you, so you can actually train it!
In the past, training sessions have been limited to 2-5 minutes. However, in this single video we teach you a secret that we use that allows you to train all day long!
You'll be shocked to discover how often you're currently accidentally punishing your parrot, and how to focus on using positive reinforcement.
We illustrate in the simplest and clearest way ever, how using negative reinforcement can actually improve your relationship with your parrot in as little as 1 training session through our Power Pause Technique.
You'll learn how to use food to motivate your parrot, without starving her, even if your bird doesn't currently like treats!
And much, much more!
First of all, I think it is the most fabulous introduction to the principles of training I have ever seen. Since I have studied a lot about behavior training, most was a repeat of what I already knew, but the segment on capturing was intriguing. It is not something that I have utilized much, but I intend to think about it more with my parrots, a moluccan cockatoo, a lesser sulfur crested cockatoo and a caique. My moluccan cockatoo is a certified therapy bird with Pet Partners and I do retirement home visitations with her, a truly rewarding experience. When I first learned about training (I took the professional course at Natural Encounters in Florida), I decided to train all 3 of my birds the same tricks, wave, turn around and retrieve. You can probably guess the results, but the caique blew the other two away and learned all 3 tricks in a week or so. The moluccan was next with about 2-3 weeks and the sulfur crested was last since she is quite a shy bird. I guess the point is that persistence and repetition are essentials, but you know that. They are all individuals and learn on their own terms.
Thank for producing a wonderful video and I hope I can get more people to buy it. You are free to use this as an endorsement if you wish.
- Susan Crane