Get your training area ready before you start trick training. When you have a larger bird, you may want to use a floor model rather than a T-stand.
A T-stand gives you the most control and gives your bird undivided attention during training sessions. There is nothing complicated about a T-stand, which is made up of a flat base and an upright pole fastened perpendicularly to the pole.
Therefore, the name “T” comes from this shape. You should choose a perch based on the size of your bird. Unless you’re a professional, you should be able to make a simple perch on your own. Putting together a T-stand only requires a drill and a saw.
THE T-STAND for Parrot Training
THE T-STAND for Parrot Training
Bird supply companies, bird stores, and bird catalogs also offer directions for making this and other props. Tabletop models, floor models, and portable stands are all available. Use only those stands that do not have play gyms, toys, or perches of various heights. You may notice that your bird becomes very distracted as a result of these noises.
Make sure your parrot gets used to his T-stand, the table, and the training props by taking him to the training area. You should let him get used to being handled and sitting on a T-stand before you begin the actual training. Hold him in your arms while gently tipping him over onto his back (don’t put him on the table on his back yet, that will come later). Touch his feet, head, and belly, and scratch him under his wings.
It might not be pleasant to touch certain areas of your bird but do so gently. He needs to see that his hands are nice, that they are not going to hurt him, and that they give him tasty treats too. Praise him again and feed him special treats as you pick him up with your hands over his back. Bring your bird here to see how much fun it can have. Once you have completed formal training, can you start?
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