Published : 03.04.2018.
Author : Bernard Kranjec
When you own a parrot, treat it as your child. You have to take care of her health, comfort and all other things to make your bird comfortable. You have to take every small thing into account.
The parrot also tries to listen to you and prove to be a happy and obedient pet. But have you ever thought about what the parrot encourages to listen to you? You probably did not take it for granted that your parrot was born to listen to commands without a reward.


To begin with, nothing can be as important as the interaction with the bird for a healthy relationship. That's why you have to spend enough time with your bird. Interaction is important for two reasons:
Regular interaction will make her happy, and gradually establish the relationship between you and the bird.
You can communicate with the bird in a variety of ways like talking, playing, traveling, and many interactive trainings. You can also bring a bird to your friends or bring other pets, which will help them get involved in the company. However, pets should be on guard.
Interaction is not just a companion between you and the bird. Socialization is important for the overall mental and psychological development of your parrot.
Exotic birds like parrots are not intended as home decorations, like any other animal they are quite emotional and very intelligent. Try not to keep the parrot permanently closed because you will destroy it in this way.
According to some experts, birds are in the range of primates (monkeys) or marine mammals (dolphins). Okay, this is what experts say, let's hope, study long enough primates and dolphins and parrots to bring such an opinion. If they do not, then they talk stupidly. I have experiences with parrots only and can only talk about them without comparison with other lives. It is unfortunate to compare different types of animals, especially those of which one lives and moves in water, the other on the land, and the third one in the air. The environment is totally different, nutrition, propagation, and intelligence, ... maybe some parallels can be drawn but ....

Several kinds of parrots can surely survive. Macaw can live up to 120 years. Now some are wondering where this information comes from. Of course, the internet! Charlie is a blue-yellow ara (Ararauna) who was dating in 1899 and is now 119 years old and lives in England. For such longevity one can thank for life in captivity. Luckily, the zoological gardens began to take care of the animals and the preservation of foliage to the extent that they managed to save many species from extinction. One of the rescued parrots is Spix Ara. The rest of the world is just a few individuals and lucky, coordinated rescue action, today is continually increasing the number of Spix ones. Zoological gardens have played one of the main roles here. Some animal protection organizations are opposed to the existence of zoological gardens, while Spix rescue is one of the examples of important zoological gardens today. Zoological gardens have become a place where people can get acquainted with selected species, preserve selected species and their habitats. But let's get back to the longevity of the parrot. Parrots in nature can not live so long because they do not have a regular diet option, if they suffer from some illness or get some sort of injury, do not have veterinary care, and perhaps the most important thing, in nature they have natural enemies (various predators) of which they often suffer. In captivity, this is not the case but the reverse situation. Therefore, zoological gardens, if they meet certain conditions, are definitely the last chance to preserve the endangered species.

It is true that all types of parrots do not need the same amount of care and attention, but attention is needed daily because they are genetic social animals.
If you just want to satisfy your needs just like playing and talking with a parrots you are no less than a cruel owner. Your indifference will eventually turn from a happy bird to an unlucky and frustrated pet.
So if you can invest your desired time and love for them, you will be rewarded with a relationship that is not often seen between animals and humans.

As we know, toys are a source of fun for humans and animals. Parrots are no exception. It is quite challenging to provide your bird with an entertaining environment. This is where the bird's play comes to the fore. The toy will keep the parrot busy and prevent it from eg feathering. The toy also keeps your parrot mentally healthy.
Remember: Before it became your pet, it was an integral part of the wilderness. It was active and busy there, but since it is under your custody can not allow such activities.
Not to be confused, we are talking about their natural origin and genetic habits. In captivity depend on you, they enjoy the chewing of furniture and destroying the thing (of course not deliberately). Chewing also keeps it's beaks in good condition and maintain strong facial muscles.
Swing, for bird can be such a source of activity. Birds in nature love rocking on the branches. In the cage, you can put different creepers in the cage that provide the birds with the nutrients they may not get through the food. The advice from my own experience is to use fresh wood, preferably of some fruit, for the bars. Avoid treated wood and buy toys because they are treated with various anti-riddles and various pests.

Snacks do not affect birds only as food and energy. You will understand, with the birds, that they are delicacies and a source of motivation, mental and physical stimulation. When you raise your parrot to perform new tricks, talk, use nuts as a motivator. There are nuts, fresh peanuts, peas, ... Use the treats your bird loves, only for training.
Use small portions of treats in trainings for two reasons:
the portions should not be big enough to keep the birds from paying attention to the training.
Consistency plays an important role between treats and training. Always give a treat to your bird immediately after a good job. Otherwise the bird might be confused.
You can realize intellectual ability to your bird by offering treats through the game.
Your parrot gets a treat just when it do a good job. You need to understand that the treat is a reward for a well-done job, not a bounty for a bird to be happy. Never give a treat to quench the bird.
Toothpaste can also remove stress from birds. A natural treat as a proso is a lot of vitamin B. If your parrots are free of stress , they will not bark. Pie has a positive effect on the bird, but it should not be exaggerated.

It is important that the parrot and you have the desire for its progress. Parrots are animals that love fun. If you have a daily interaction with it, expect a living companion. In order for the parrot to connect better with you, you need to get involved in communicating with it. Do not expect the parrot to think you love him the first day. You have to show him that you care about him. You can do that to take care of him, spend time with him, and meet his basic requirements and needs. This will create eternal attachment with your bird. It is natural for you to want the bird to be happy, healthy and active. Your mutual affiliation will result in love, care, play, and regular training. Raising a parrot is not a simple job, but the outcome is worth the effort.
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