Understanding Parrot Body Language

Learn to read parrot body language

Learn to read parrot body language

Reading you parrot’s body language is one of the most important skills you can learn to help you build a relationship with your parrot. Parrots have a unique body language all their own and unless you really know your parrot well, you’ll have to teach yourself to read parrot body language.  It’s not that hard, it just takes time.

Why Learn To Read Parrot Body Language?

Learning to recognize your parrot’s typical and non-typical body language will help you know when he is feeling content or when he’s ill or even agitated.  You’ll want to learn to recognize overly excited, too, since an excited parrot can get aggressive quickly.  As you learn to read your parrots body language, you’ll begin to understand that your parrot has been talking to you all along! You’ll learn what your parrot is trying to tell you, what it wants and how it feels.  For instance, is your parrot screaming because he is hungry or angry? Or, is he just wanting some one on one time. Is your parrot excited or agitated and thinking about biting? Learning to read parrot body language is critical to a building a trusting, mutually satisfying relationship between parrots and humans.  Once you know how to read parrot body language, you’ll have the information you need to learn how to tackle problems that develop.

Biting Parrots Give Warnings

Did you know that most parrots really don’t want to bite.  Most bites are precipitated by at least a few warnings.  Parrots bite when they are overly excited, agitated, scared or hormonal. When you learn how YOUR bird expresses these emotions, you’ll learn the warning signs that your parrot offers.  Is your parrot pinning its eyes or sleeking back its feathers?  Are its neck feathers fluffed up or is it leaning away when asked to step up?

Most parrots communicate their mood and feelings through body language just like people do. Once you know what different postures, feather positions and signals mean, it’s easy to tell when your bird is happy, sleepy, terrified, or simply excited just by noticing his stance.  Parrots communicate by stance, feather positioning, body position, eye contact, and sometimes sound.

In the Understanding Parrot Body Language DVD professional animal l trainer Barbara Heidenreich guides you through the process of looking at a combination of body parts and what they are doing under different circumstances to give you an idea of just what might be going on in those very special bird brains.  When your parrot knows that you know how to read parrot body language, it will gain trust and form a deeper bond with you. It’s amazing how your bird responds as it feels understood.  Of course, this process will take place over the course of a couple of weeks, but as your parrot watches you to observe how well you are listening to it, it gains trust.  After hundreds of listening episodes your parrot views you as more predictable and vice versa.

Parrots communicate quite effectively with their body language.  This bird training DVD will literally take your relationship with your parrot to new levels.  Your parrot will want to please you when it feels understood and many problem parrot behaviors will resolve.

Send us pictures of your parrots body language and make comments about how you know what your parrot is trying to tell you.

About Diane Burroughs

Diane Burroughs, founded BirdSupplies.com in 1998. A bird lover who is owned by African Grey's, a Moluccan, a Parrotlet and a Red-Bellied Parrot, Diane is dedicated to improving the lives of pet birds with vet-approved parrot tested supplies and expert bird care articles.

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