Saturday, March 31, 2018

Training Your Person: Snacks

Snacking throughout the day is an important activity for a pet parrot, so it is important to train your person to provide you with snacks as needed. For example, if you happen to come across a bowl of tangerines on the table, you should stand and stare at them.  If that doesn't get your person's attention, then touch a tangerine with your beak. If that doesn't do the trick, then just use your beak to start peeling the tangerine yourself. That way your person will surely understand that it is time to peel the tangerine for you and offer you as many slices as you like.

As every pet parrot knows, the best place to eat a tangerine slice is on you person's shoulder.

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Training Your Person: Breakfast

Don't you just love oatmeal? It's my favorite breakfast, especially since my people serve it with sunflower seeds and nuts. Sometimes they add berries, which are also very tasty. As you can see, I have trained my person to share his breakfast with me. Some people are easier to train than others, but you've got to keep working at it. I find that a few ear tugs often help my people understand how I want them to behave, and if that doesn't work, a loud squawk or two usually does the trick. Not always, though, alas. I'm having a bit of trouble with my other person. I have tried to train her to share lunch with me but she usually locks me in my cage instead.