Introduction: How to Bond With Your Pet Birds
Many current bird owners are faced with the dilemma of whether they should purchase or adopt another bird. There are several aspects that should be taken into account before you make the final decision.Even though parrots have their own unique personalities and individual preferences, they are still flock creatures. In their natural habitats they interact with other flock members forming social bonds. When you purchase a pet parrot, you become a part of his/her flock.
The addition of a new member to the flock means change, and mostly likely, an adjustment period. Some pet birds may readily accept a new member into the flock, while others may become a little stressed or jealous. During the adjustment period the new bird will find his/her nitch within the established pecking order.
Step 1: Clip Your Birds Flight Wings
Providing you have no other pets, such as cats or dogs, make sure that the bird's wings are properly clipped. They need to stay clipped for about 3 to 4 years. This will help you bond with your bird because you become its chief source of transportation. This also helps to atrophy its wing muscles, so if and when you do let its wings grow out, they will not be as strong and it will not be able to fly very far without getting tired.Clipping the wings is quite easy to do, but if you are uncomfortable with doing this, a vet can do it for you.When the bird gets used to his surroundings and you two have bonded successfully, when your bird hears the front door being unlocked, it will more than likely climb down the front of its cage and greet you at the door, here is a link for how to clip wings at home believe me its painless
Step 2: Its Important for Your Bird to Feel Homy
Consider not locking your bird in the cage. That way, you can have toys both inside the cage and out. Let your bird eat off your plate. Here is a link www.youtube.com/results?search_query=how+to+keep+your+bird+happy...............!
Step 3: Try Giving Time to Your Bird
Carry your bird around on your shoulder as often as possible. This adds and maintains the bonding process. After a while, the bird will get to the point where it is rubbing on your neck or your cheek like a cat. It will act like it is trying to pick something off your face, but ever-so- gently. You have become a member of its "flock".Yes, you probably will get pooped on, but it's a small price to pay for the closeness you two will experience. Besides, it's a relatively small blob that dries in about 10-15 minutes, then you "ping" or pick it off.Not all bird experts advise allowing a bird to be a shoulder height. This height prevents you from seeing what the bird is about to do next and such easy access to your eyes can be a potential danger if it decides to peck hard. Also, it can give the bird the impression it is "at your level" rather than lower down the pecking order. Decide what works for you but it is not advised to encourage this behavior when you have children who cannot defend themselves or accept the responsibility for bird misbehavior.
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