How to Teach Your Parrot to Fly | Parrot Training

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This video’s about teaching your parrot to fly. And, believe it or not, many parrots don’t actually know how to fly because they’ve been clipped at some point in their lives. Sometimes when you get a parrot as a baby, it has very little flying experience. But, at that point, even in the wild, parrots have to learn to fly; it’s not instinctive to them.

So, parrots that have never had the chance to fly before, when their feathers regrow and they’re no longer clipped, they actually need to learn how to fly around. So, I have developed this two-perch training technique with two of the Parrot Wizard training perches and you can use that to teach your reluctant parrot how to fly.

So, we’ll start by targeting the bird form perch to perch. Good. Perch wood target. Now, this is an easy step in terms. I’m going to just spread that distance a little bit and make him work a little harder at stepping across the gap. That’s good. Target. Good boy. Target.

Now, spread the gap just a little bit further. The goal is to make the gap just big enough that he has to take a big step or a hop to get across. That’s good. As your parrot learns how to start hopping the gap, he might fall and get a little bit unbalanced in the process. It’s going to make him throw his wings out and he’s going to have to actually learn how to fly a little bit across the short distance. So, I’m going to bring that back just a bit and show you how the big, big step works. Okay. Target.

So, you go from a big step to a little flight. Good. Then, you just keep practicing the process. Don’t forget that your parrot is actually learning to fly in this process. Also, your parrot is working it’s flight muscles. Your parrot’s muscles may be atrophied if it hasn’t flown a lot in the past. So, by doing these exercises your actually not only teaching it how to fly; you’re also exercising it to fly. Target. Good boy. Very good. Truman, target. Good boy. Target. Good job. Very good, Truman.

Now, the next step is teaching your parrot to fly to you, not just between stands. So, the beginning stands are good because they’re sturdy and reliable and your parrot can stay on them. But then you want to teach the bird to fly to you, that point you can get rid of the second stand and teach it to fly to your hand. At first, I’m going to use my other hand in front of the stand to trick it to keep doing what it was doing before, which is flying from stand to stand.

Instead, now I’m having it fly to my hand in the process. Truman, target. He’s doing it to my hand as he was doing it to the stand. We’re going to try that again. Target. That’s good. Very good, Truman. Good job. For the first few times, to teach the bird to go to your hand, you just have him fly from to stands to the palm of your hand and he learns to come to your hand.

Once he’s learned that, we can get rid of that second stand altogether and teach him to fly to your hand as the target. Target. Good boy. And now you can teach your bird how to fly back. Finally, you can take these skills to the very maximum and teach your bird to fly by command.

I like to call a parrot’s name since I have more than just one, so that each bird knows their call by name. So, only the bird that I call flies to me when I call their name. Truman. Good boy, Truman. Very good. Come get a perch. Good job. By teaching the command for it to fly to me, which is their name, then I save a perch for them to fly back. Truman. Good boy. That’s how you teach a parrot to fly.

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16 Responses

  1. Hannah Bradley
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    How about a tutorial on how to get your parrot to BE QUIET WHILE YOUR MAKING A TUTORIAL. :)

  2. Space Suit Ian
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    Does this work on other bird species?

  3. Horraman 2005
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    They eat wood

  4. Mrs Red On The Head
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    That is all great…..if your parrot is food motivated. Neither of my Cockatoos are food motivated.

  5. Zahara the Great
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    It used to be puppies, then cats, then snakes, then this…

  6. King Musically
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    my brother's name is Truman :)

  7. Rezzem
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    I just started wanting a bird yesterday and I probably know a lot of the things experienced people know already. Now I REALLY want a parrot.

  8. The Wings Of Fire Are Coming
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    Is there anything else I can use other than perches? Because I want to save money

  9. Frankenstien 23 (Frankinstein)
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    My cockatiel is like 1 month and idk if he can fly thi

  10. JAWAD AHMED
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    which seed is that can you please say me

  11. nizamudden alkouzai
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    can it work by lovebirds

  12. Yordan Radkov
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    What kind of bird is the one in the video?? it is so pretty

  13. Issac Tan
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    2.20 the parrot poop

  14. ThePudgyBudgie
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    Does it work with budgies?

  15. XToxicx Xmuffinx
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    where can i get a a perch like yours

  16. Donkadle Ksvdu
    | Reply

    what is that fod

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