Rosella need to know that nothing which they do wrong is praiseworthy and they need to be trained for that. Once they are trained to know that littering is no good they will not do it, in return giving them treats will keep that behavior continued throughout their life time. They will learn fast and will follow the behavior if they get rewards for their good behavior.
These parrots need to be trained carefully so that they do not litter all around the house and the cage. They have a habit of chewing things hence they become very naughty and sloppy. Rosella have to be trained by giving them treats whenever they listen to the trainer and do something which asks for a prize.
Birds should not be left to sit feeling alone in their cages, but should be an interactive part of the family. Once decided to invest some time in the new bird, 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.
These birds 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. Training these little birds takes a little bit of endurance and time. Though not outstanding talkers, can still learn few words and whistles.
Only the happy, healthy, and well-loved birds can be able to talk. Hence be sure the bird is relaxed with before starting any training. Birds are just like children and learn like them too. When the trainer repeats a word whilst doing an action they will connect those two things.
Training The Bird to Talk
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. 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. They will start talking gradually as they are not such good speakers.
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 should have to keep at it until the bird trusts them.
After altering the food and water as usual, 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.
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 as it might react by biting. No matter what happens, the trainer should for all the time remain calm and by no means resort to yelling at the bird. A hand-trained Rosella likes gentle petting on the head or on the body. Training Rosella is an effortless and necessary step for bonding with these bright little characteristic fun loving birds.
Originally posted 2013-04-18 19:35:47.