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Bringing Positive Reinforcement to the Parrot World

  • Feb 27, 2010

There was a time when it simply did not occur to behaviorists to follow the newer ideals used with dogs and horses of "keeping it positive" when working with parrots. Parrots, which have long been considered ornaments and non-animals have actually proven themselves to be just as intelligent and interactive as a dog. (If not more so...my grey parrot often instructs the dogs on the dos and don'ts in my household.) If you don't believe the possibilities read about thefamous parrot Alex.

Heidenreich was one of the first to bring the focus of positive reinforcement, long used as a standard with free flight parrots in bird shows, to the world of the companion parrot. This easy to read and simple to implement book will get you oriented and on the way to training with a positive focus and getting your parrot on track to be a great complement to your household and a wonderful interactive companion.

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Rebecca K. O'Connor isan author, an animal trainer and a champion for wetlands conservation.Perhaps she is best known for her parrot blog, Heckled by Parrots, her parrot guide A Parrot for Life and her … more
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Training is a form of teaching. The subject learns when the trainer positively reinforces or rewards each small step the subject takes towards the desired behavior. In this book the author describes some typical problem behavior scenarios then offers a step-by-step explanation of how to address these problem behaviors using training techniques based on positive reinforcement. Chapters include Preparing the Companion Parrot Owner, Screaming, Biting, Bonding to One Person, Cage Bound Bird and Feather Picking.
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ISBN-10: 1895270278
ISBN-13: 978-1895270273
Author: Barbara Heidenreich
Genre: Home & Garden
Publisher: Avian Publications
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