Caring for your parrot

                                      Being a good parrot teacher.

Parrots are the most sort after bird when it comes to a family wanting a pet bird because they are beautiful,colorful creatures and most species can talk some speak as clear as humans do. They only mimic in other words they only repeat words they are taught to say by their trainer, some birds have been known to have a very large vocabulary of hundreds of words, but you should know if bad language is used frequently and your bird can hear this most likely this is the language your bird will use and at times this can be embarrassing.

                                                 About Body language.

I think the first thing you need to learn about your parrot is body language for the good of the bird and your safety specially if the parrot is big like an Eclectus or Macaw and has a big beak that can bite you these birds can do damage with their beak  so if you have your bird out of the cage and teaching it to do tricks or teaching it to talk don’t make these lessons to long keep them around 20 minutes at a time but if your parrot raises is feathers on it’s back or pins its eyes ie  { dilate/contract pupils  }  both these actions mean he bird could be ready to attack so is time to  end whatever you are doing with the bird till  it calms down and try again tomorrow. 

                                            More about body language .

Eye pinning (dilate/contract pupils): A parrot whose pupils are pinning may be in bite mode.

Wing drooping: Wing drooping can indicate illness

Blushing: Some parrots blush — my blue and gold Macaw blushes when it’s excited.

Potty language: Backing up a step or two or crouching on the perch, lifting tail,“poop posture” before the poop happens and move the parrot to another place if you want him to poop elsewhere.do this a few times and you will potty train your parrot

Beak language: An open beak, crouched posture, and hissing or yelling is the biting posture. This is a frightened or a displaying parrot.

Quivering wings: A parrot that’s shivering or has quivering wings may be frightened, overly excited, or wanting to breed.

Leaning forward, wings shaking: If the wings are quivering, and the bird is staring at you, it’s about to launch itself at you.

Bowing and bobbing: Bowing and bobbing this is an attention-getting technique used by hand raised parrots. Or a neurotic behavior of a bird that is constantly caged. Also, ill parrots bow and bob, so you need to determine if the bird is sick or wanting attention.

Stretching: Parrots stretch for the same reasons people do, to lubricate our joints, to release tension, and primarily because stretching feels good. You may notice your parrot stretching one wing and one leg on the same side of it’s body means you have a contented parrot.

                      

                                       

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