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How to Tame a Parrot?

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The most frequent questions we receive have nothing to do with advanced flight training or doing short tours. On the contrary, we are constantly asked how to make a parrot do basic figures, get out of its cage, that it does not bite, … These basic questions are fundamental when you have a parrot. . Unfortunately, many owners cannot make the most of their feathered friend because they cannot perform the basic manipulations.

A few words from the founder of Perroquet Royal:

Many owners cannot enjoy the fun of teaching their parrot tricks. All because they don’t even know how to handle him or reduce his aggression from the start. So now I sit down to write what I hope to be the ultimate guide to the basics of parrot taming. Hope you enjoy the information in this article and find it useful. Read them fully and feel free to share them with other parrot owners. ”


You might just come home with a new parrot and wonder why it doesn’t come with instructions for use. Or you already own one of these brilliant birds but regret the inability to interact with them and want to learn how to approach them. No matter how you find a parrot, you are here because you want to improve your relationship with your feathered companion.

This guide is intended to teach you everything you need to know to start taming a parrot. Whatever the story or the circumstances. It doesn’t matter how long you’ve had it, how old it is, the species of bird, where you got it from, or its history. These things can certainly influence how long you will need or what difficulties you will have to overcome. But it is guaranteed that if applied correctly and patiently, these methods will work. These techniques will work equally well with all breeds of parrots.

The only case to which the guide does not apply is that of unweaned baby birds that are still fed by hand. Please have an experienced breeder or manual feeder take care of the baby or at least guide you through the process and do not attempt to apply these techniques to a young chick.

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Caging a Parrot for the First Time

Whether it is from a breeder, a store, or has been rehabilitated, you will need to transfer your parrot from the transport pen to its new cage. Either way, the caging procedure will be the same for everyone. There are several possibilities for taming the parrot. Bring the carrier to the same area as the cage. Close all doors and windows.

Most likely, the parrot is quite frightened. Placing the cage door against the carrier door will not encourage him to exit on his own. Food baits will not work either, as a frightened bird will refuse to eat. Sometimes for several days. Your intervention will certainly be necessary.

You might get lucky and come across a friendly parrot that already knows how to do it. The problem is, you might not be sure if this parrot is easy going or not. The best way to verify this is to slowly open the door and bring your hand towards the bird. When you open the cage door, limit the opening to a minimum and block it with your hand so that the parrot cannot rush outside. Slowly bring your hand closer and closer to the parrot. If the parrot doesn’t respond much to the hand, keep moving closer. However, if the parrot opens its beak and slams aggressively towards your hand, the “intensive” method is unlikely to work.

For the non-aggressive parrot, continue to bring your hand together. Depending on the size of the parrot, you can use it from one finger to the entire arm. The main thing is to place your hand parallel to the perch on which it stands and slightly above its legs. If it has been trained by the breeder to rise, it is good to say “rise” when you have your hand in position. As soon as the parrot rises, slowly take it out of its support and put it in the cage. As with your hand before, orient the bird so that the perch of the cage is parallel to your hand and slightly above its legs. The parrot should now climb onto the porch. You can close the cage door and talk to the parrot for a while. But then be sure to give him some time to adjust to his new environment. It is therefore advisable not to handle the parrot for the moment. Unless you already have experience with parrots.

If it turns out you are dealing with an aggressive parrot. You will need to grab the bird to put it in a cage. Don’t worry about it affecting your relationship. The parrot will eventually recover. In fact, he probably won’t even realize what happened if you do it quickly enough. You certainly don’t want to prolong this unpleasant experience more than necessary as the fear will intensify and only make it more difficult. It is especially important not to let the parrot escape from the carrier. Because you will have a lot more trouble picking it up somewhere in the room.


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