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5 Simple Parakeet Training Steps For Every Pet Owner

(Last Updated On: 17/04/2017)

5 Simple Parakeet Training Steps

Following are the 5 simple steps of Parakeet Training. If you have kept parakeets as a pet then you should definitely train them so that you can fully enjoy these amazing pet birds.

1. Training

Parakeets are affectionate and social parrots so make sure to train one to trust; and interacting with the trainer is significant for both his happiness and health. Providentially, they are also very intelligent and the trainer can train them to sit on their shoulders. Parakeet Training takes a little bit of endurance and time. Birds should not be left to sit feeling alone in their cages, but should be an active part of the family. Once decided to invest some time in the new bird, and the parrot has been around for a week or so and is used to the house, it’s time to start getting the bird to trust the trainer. The bird will combine words and actions together and talk when they need the trainer to provide them with the things they associated with that word.

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2. Litter Training

Parakeets need to be trained carefully so that they do not litter all around the house. Parakeets have to be trained by giving them treats whenever they listen to the trainer and do something which asks for a prize.  Parakeets need to know that nothing which they do wrong is commendable and they need to be trained for that. Once they are trained to know that littering all around is no good they will not do it, in return giving them treats will keep that behavior continued throughout their life time.  Parakeets will learn fast and will follow the behavior if they get rewards for their good behavior.

Notice your bird’s releasing habits and timings. Place your bird to the place where it is allowed to poop and try to teach that only this area could be used to release. Parakeet Training can take months and needs consistency as birds don’t learn it as quickly as compared to other pets.

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Parakeets, though not outstanding talkers, can still learn few words and can whistle. Only the happy, healthy, and well-loved birds could be able to talk. Hence be sure the bird is relaxed with before starting any training. Birds are just like children and are trained with consistency and patience. When the trainer repeats a word whilst doing an action they will connect those two things. For example, when the trainer gives the parakeet a treat and say the word treat it will soon associate treat with the word “treat” until being able to say “treat” when wishes for  one. Repetition and patience is the key for training any parakeets. They will start talking gradually as they are not such good speakers.

Key To Success

When doing this for the first times, the trainer should know what they are up against. They have to be very cautious as not to shock the Parakeet as it might react by biting. No matter what happens the trainer should for all the time remain calm and by no means yell at the bird. A hand-trained Parakeet likes gentle petting on the head or body. Parakeets training is an effortless and necessary step for bonding with these bright little, fun loving birds.

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Step up Training

The trainer should put the hand slowly into the cage when the trainer changes the parrots food and water. Talk peacefully with the bird, watch the bird’s behavior. The bird may at first flap around when the trainers hand comes in the cage, but eventually will calm down when the bird realizes that the trainer won’t hurt him. This may take a week or two, but the trainer can’t rush it they have to keep doing it until the bird trusts them.

After changing the food and water in routine, take a perch from the opposite side of the cage in the hands and move it gradually towards the bird. It’s important to make sure there are no off-putting noises or movements in the room when the trainer is attempting this training. The bird will take time to get used to the trainer but as soon the bird gets used to the trainer it will start picking up on tricks and learn to talk as well.

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