Understanding Parrot Body Language

People love parrots because they are verbal and smart. But, did you know that parrots communicate through body language, too? Learn to read parrot body language to understand and bond more closely with your pet as well as attempt to understand it’s needs.

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The Aviator Bird Harness

Parrot’s were meant to fly. Talk about the ultimate enrichment for a captive parrot! This professionally designed, research based bird harness / leash combo for flying is awesome. Your parrot will gain self-esteem and confidence, the benefit of exercise and a sense of his purpose in life! The Aviator Bird Harness is easy to attach and an opportunity for real enrichment.

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What’s Wrong With The Bird Step Up Command?

Positive bird training is not just a fad. It is research based by such well known professionals as Karen Pryor and Barbara Heidenreich of GoodBirdInc.com Barbara is not saying that Step Up is wrong, but that training by force is counterproductive. Learn how to make your parrot your best friend with positive bird training techniques like this one from Barbara Heidenreich.

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An Introduction to Positive Reinforcement Training For Birds

Parrot’s, being some of the most intelligent animals on earth, require research based bird training techniques. Just like educators for children need to know the language of kids, parrot trainers must know the language of parrots. When I refer to language, I’m refering not only to how the other listens and communicates to me, but how I can actually get the other to LISTEN to me. Barbara Heidenreich gets it. Learn more here.

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Parrot Enrichment – Fish Tank Style

Smokey gets a kick out of watching the fish. Parrot’s need safe, new experiences on a frequent basis. They must experience life, just like humans do. We’ve been putting Smokey’s Parrot Tower up close to the aquarium so that he can get a personal experience about other creatures, such as fish. (Yes, he already barks like a dog.)

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