Make your training sessions brief, 2 to 5 min. unless
you're bird's really have a lot of fun and always
end it on a positive note. The first thing your bird is
learning is something called "targeting" "Targeting"
is when you place the target stick from a bird and then
move it closer to their face very slowly. If he or
she moves towards it and it comes in contact with
it or bites it, click the clicker and give them a
you bird's afraid of the stick the person you want to do is
click the clicker for any movement towards the stick. If
that doesn't work shorten the stick by pushing it up your
sleeve or behind your arm showing only the tip of the
stick. As your bird approaches your hand "click" and then
lengthen the amount of stick showing you up.
you get your bird to react positively to the stick you need
to step things up and ask for more specialized
behavior before the click or the treat. If you bird's
trying to bite the stick you have to begin clicking
offering the treat when he touches the stick but don't
allow him to bite the stick.
your bird is on the tentative side keep the sessions
shorter and offer slightly bigger treat with each click.
Once you make it through the targeting phase is time to
actually get into some actual training.
now what you want to do is get the bird to touch objects
after you touch them with the stick. This can be a
bird toy placed on the table. Touch the toy with the
training stick and hold the stick on the toy. The bird
we usually go for the stick. What you want to reward the
bird for his touching the end of the target stick and
the toy at the same time - "click" "treat".
next step is to touch the target and pull the stick away
before he touches it. Initially your bird will
probably go for the stick and if he does touch the object
again and pull it back ever so slightly so your bird
touches the toy not the target stick. Do this until he
learns that what you touch with the stick is what you
want your bird to actually touch.
you get through this fundamental training you can then move
on to the fun stuff like teaching your bird to do
tricks like ringing bells pushing a toy that wheels and
perhaps even playing basketball.
a lot of bad behavior seems to go away when clicker
training starts. You can also use the clicker to
reward positive behavior. So you can use this for both
screaming and biting - just make sure you don't
interact physically with a bird that bites until the biting
can do this by working with your bird while it's in the
cage through the cage bars. You'll have to find your
own rhythm with training given the time off here and there
so little get bored. Sometimes taking the t time off
will make it interesting again
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