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The Perfectly Trained Parrot

A properly trained parrot is a wonderful pet—and a poorly trained parrot can be a feathered monster. The Perfectly Trained Parrot gives you the tools to ensure that you live with the wonderful pet, not the monster! This comprehensive guide contains methods and advice to ensure that your bird becomes a social, tame, and fun companion. Author Rebecca K. O'Connor, a professional bird trainer, advocates only positive and humane methods—methods that will make training fun for both you and your bird. Whether you just want a parrot that sits on your hand and doesn't bite you or you want to train your parrot to fly through hoops, this book had all the tools you'll need to succeed.

File Size: 15162 KB

Print Length: 256 pages

Publisher: TFH Publications, Inc. (December 1, 2013)

Publication Date: January 1, 2014

Sold by:  Digital Services LLC

Language: English


Text-to-Speech: Enabled

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Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled

Best Sellers Rank: #351,705 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store) #62 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Animal Care & Pets > Birds #159 in Books > Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Pets & Animal Care > Birds #116967 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Nonfiction

I bought this book because I have been at a cross road with my Timneh. He is a rescue that I adopted almost 4 years ago.He was not tame when I took him in. But we have worked through head scratches and kisses. But no step up.We play games like soccer on the playtop cage and clang the pots and pans on top. But what I want more than anything, is for him to step up. So after reading several other books and watching endless videos, I decided to give this a try. I have read Rebecca's Parrot For Life, which is a wonderful book, full of practical ideas and interesting techniques.The Perfectly Trained Parrot was the book I had been waiting for. I needed inspiration and no nonsense approaches to have more fun with my Otis. Within reading the first 20 or so pages and taking the time to digest information, Otis is now stepping up on a stick from inside his cage. I huge step for him and me. A little bit of training each and everyday, I am confident that someday soon, I shall be able to get him on the stick and out his door. He does get plenty out of his cage time.I keep finding helpful tidbits that hopefully will have him and myself more confident in his development.Thank you Rebecca for writing a great training tool book. I am sure that within a few months I will have a perfectly trained gentleman. Otis thanks you too

Rebecca has delivered a thought-provoking and fun book that gives valuable insight into the lives of our parrots. Not only does she provide a variety of training methods, she encourages owners to connect with their birds on a whole new level, while providing an entertaining read. The book is professionally delivered, and Rebecca has connected well with the reader and engaged the target audience, while maintaining a relaxed mood.The book is easy to understand and comprehend, and reads more like a neighbourly conversation than a how-to novel. Geared to all levels of training from beginner to expert, Rebecca has written a book that does not confuse nor patronize, rather engages the reader from cover to cover. The training methods are easy to follow, and quite fun to participate in with your birds.I have thoroughly enjoyed learning from the Perfectly Trained Parrot, reveling in the stories of Ty the Grey in the process. I highly recommend this book to anyone looking to improve their relationship with their own bird, train new tricks, or simply enjoy a good read.

This is an excellent book for both novice AND more experienced parrot owners. Ms. O'Connor does an outstanding job of introducing solid behavior and training concepts in an easy-to-absorb way. She takes the reader on a training journey, from learning how to train to training advanced behaviors. Along the way she also dispels several persistent myths about parrots and their behaviors and gives the reader the tools to help create a strong and positive relationship with a companion bird. Ms. O'Connor clearly "knows her stuff" and shares it with the reader by providing many insightful examples, step by step instructions and great anecdotes.This will be "required reading" for all the staff at my companion bird boarding facility! It's already on the shelf right alongside Barbara Heidenreich's Parrot Problem Solver.

this is a well written easy to follow book for both new AND experienced parrot owners - it is easy to read, easy to understand and FUN as well. Rebecca not only provides hints, tips, step-by-step methods but also the SCIENCE behind the training.Want to learn to train your parrot using the most positive, least intrusive methods? this is the book for you.Want to train NEW behaviors? this is the book for you.Want to CHANGE a behavior? this is the book for you.I heartily recommend this book to everyone.

This book was pretty awesome, a different point of view compared to most parrot books. The author has raptors, and has trained many different species of birds overall. Because of these experiences she is able to offer great advice many parrot books lack because that's all the author knows about: parrots.I would recommend this book for someone who doesn't understand how parrots think, or basic training.

A great book. Detailed information interspersed with handy tips and hints - very clear instruction with lots of illustrations. Even if you've never trained a bird before, you will find this book easy to understand and be able to use it to start training your own bird. And all done using positive reward based training methods. If you want one bird training book for your library, this is it!

Beautifully written, succinct and so helpful! This book has set a higher standard to look for in other parrot literature, which is wonderful because there's a lot of apparently poor quality information out there to sift through

I stated using some of the techniques and saw good results immediately with my macaw, Taz. I appreciate that the author understands that every household and parrot person bond is different and has its own needs and expectations. I am thrilled with the background explanations of behavior therapy. I studied it in college and the refresher was much appreciated.

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