No Bad Birds: Clicker Training - Talk Parrots Forums

Back in 1979 I taught a training course for keepers at the National Zoo. The zoo had a display full of abandoned cockatoos, some of which had been relinquished for problems, others simply because they had outlived their owners. They were so hungry for attention and stimulation that one of my students taught a bird several tricks (hanging upside down from a branch, for instance) with the 'click' being a tap on the glass with her class ring, and the nothing more than a chance to pretend to nibble her ring through the glass. Ever since, I have been touched and saddened by the loneliness and impoverished environment of many captive parrots and their relatives.

The Bird School. More Clicker Training for Parrots and Other Birds. Including Medical Training

If you teach your parrots tricks on their training arches and trees, they're more familiar with spending time on those places and their more likely to go over to them when they're out and about. Now, when it comes to actually the potty training process, you can't really do it the same way that you teach normal tricks such as clicking and giving a treat. That's known to make parrots hold it in for too long and that can actually hurt their digestive system.

Clicker Training for your Parrot | Fun Time Birdy Blog

The Bird School. More Clicker Training for Parrots and Other Birds. Including Medical Training Since childhood, Ann Castro has been surrounded by birds and other animals. Both parents being medical doctors her father a psychiatrist and neurologist, her mother a general practitioner who also bred budgeriars Ann was introduced to behavioural, as well as medical topics at an early age. The author has been involved with parrots for many years. She teaches clicker training for birds and gives advice to parrots owners regarding all issues related to their pets. Ann Castro is a certified parrot behavior consultant and accredited member of the IAABC. Her area of specialization is the resocialization of birds with behavioral issues. In 2003, Ann Castro founded a not-for-profit organization, the AdlA Papageienhilfe gGmbH. AdlA stands for Amigos de las Aves which means friends of the birds . Papageienhilfe is the German word for parrot aid. The aim of the AdlA Papageienhilfe is to improve the relationships and understanding between birds and owners and thus minimizing the number of birds losing their homes. Ann Castro's advice is sought by pet owners, veterinaries and pet shops alike. She has also appeared in various TV shows as a parrot expert. Ann Castro, a born Canadian who currently lives in Germany, holds a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Toronto and a Masters degree in Business Administration from York University, Canada.

my clicker training success story! - Talk Parrots Forums

is one of the easiest yet results oriented behavior training methods for parrots. After getting the treats, the owner can use the clicker to condition the bird to associate a given sound with a certain treat. For example, a clicker sound can be associated with a certain behavior as a motivator for the bird to continue exhibiting the behavior. It is used as a tool for reinforcement and as such it is important to get all the clickers and associated treats right; and this is why a clicker training book comes in handy.

Parrot Forum • View topic - clicker training a budgie