How to Make Your Parrot Less Fearful | Parrot Training

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It’s very often that parrots are afraid of new objects, whether it’s a new toy, trick training prop that you’re trying to teach, or possibly a new place or people. A good technique is to use the training you’ve been learning until now to desensitize the parrot and to distract him from his fears, and then to slowly expose the things that it fears without making it any more scared.

So, right now, my bird has never seen this tape measure before. We’re just going to introduce it. I’m going to bring down my clicker and target stick and I’m going to target the bird near the tape measure, just to show it that it’s really no big deal. We’re going to remind it that targeting has always been a safe thing. The bird has never gotten hurt around anything targeted to.

So, if I can target her to new objects, that will also tell her that these new objects are just as safe as all the previous ones. Alright. You see that? Alright. Go ahead and target. Good bird!

I’m going to target my parrot to and away from the object to just get her mind of it and have her focus on targeting. Good bird! Alright. Target. Target. Target. Good!

So, I’ve had her come closer to the tape measure and touch it. Meanwhile, she’s focusing on the target stick, she’s not afraid. Now, this bird doesn’t really get too scared of new objects because we’ve introduced her to so many. With other parrots, it’s very likely that they’re going to be scared of new objects. Now, just hold the object further away to make it less deal about.

So, you might want to start with that tape measure all the way over here while you try to target the bird here to distract it and take it’s mind off it. And then you’re just going to slowly, slowly sneak it in throughout the process to get the parrot more accustomed with that object being in it’s vicinity. So, there’s some tips and tricks for you about reducing fear in parrots.

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25 Responses

  1. Jei Chrile
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    My cuckatoo is scared of his home. So i gotta point the target stick ALL around the bird house? Ok

  2. Bell Iron Fist
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    My bird is scared of strawberries especially the big ones

  3. Saba Gamer
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    My parrot was scared from my hand,but he trusts me now,I did not use target stick ,I made him not fear me

  4. GaminWithDerb
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    my bird is scared of the target stick

  5. Camille Moore
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    Um this would not work on my parrot

  6. Sakthi Vel
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    What food did you give for treat

  7. ExplodingTNT lachhwani
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    My parrot is scared of the target stick

  8. sahil babu
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    My plum headed parrot is very very scared me

  9. Nicen't guy
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    My bird is rly scared from me. It is eastern rosella and it has a pretty sharp nose. When i give it a treat sometimes it bites my finger so of course i immediately freak out and take my hand out of the cage. Then it is afraid of me

  10. Yavni Shamloll
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    What did you give him as reward

  11. Gerald Misconsen
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    My parrot isn't scared. She's just bitey.

  12. g i s s e l l e
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    But what if my bird is scared of the target

  13. DontMessWithMe
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    i had my bird for almost 7 years. she doesnt like me at all.She bites and does climb on my arm and fly on me if im still. But it loves my family and only hates me

  14. Ten_Ten
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    My parakeet loves theses tricks and my parrot hates them😂

  15. kalpana kalpu
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    My bird has lost all of its trust on me.. i followed my own way of training the bird..can i bring the trust back.. pls do a video on that it will be verry helpfull for many…please

  16. Evi Marioli
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    I spend 50$ buying parrot toys and he is afraid of them….I put the games in the cage and he started moving nervously and screaming and trying to fly away…….IT TOOK ME A MONT TO MAKE THEESE MONEY……..Well…..I guess kids don"t aprisiate things nowadays lol😂😂

  17. Proxybot
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    I got a love bird like 7 day ago and he is scared of me.I tryed every tutorial and it wont work ;(

  18. Geeta Devi
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    Sir is not stand with me .

  19. Nuclearbomb 3115
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    Um I have a problem I have two dogs one of them is scared of my conure he is a afghan hound and the other a jack russel who hates my bird what do I do

  20. Rux Rajwani
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    Does this work for African grey parrots too?

  21. Animefreakfan006
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    What if my bird does not like my clicker and target stick? if i move it too fast, he get aggressive and bites it including me. For example, i give him treats like how he does, the treats are in my hand with the target stick and clicker. i give i t to him and he immediately bites the clicker and target stick as well as my hand.

  22. Ember Jewels
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    Can you make a video about how to train your bird to follow the target stick? And if he already has can somebody send me the link to the video or tell me what it's called?

  23. isadøra
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    Question? Where'd you get the clicker I think it will really help me in the process?!

  24. coco coci Shirogane
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    when my parrot turn 9 year old he get mad and very angry he doesn't let me put my hands on its head and start bites me and had become hates everyone also he loves eating breads more than its food

  25. C.D TALKS
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    I love your Trading but I just don't know where to buy a Target and the clicker from

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