How to train my exotic bird to perform tricks?

How can I train my exotic bird to perform tricks or interact with me?


Birds, or more specifically parrots, can be trained to do many things. For example, they can be trained to talk and learn to read. But what if you want to train your bird to do something totally new? Perhaps you want to teach it how to use a toy or interact with objects that are placed in front of the cage.

There are a lot of breeds of birds that are very intelligent and great for bird watching, but it’s not easy to train them to perform tricks. One option is to ask an animal trainer to help you with your bird. However, if you have little or no experience with animals, this will be a difficult and lengthy process.

Let your bird get used to you

Let your bird get used to you. If you are going to be in the room with your bird, make sure they are comfortable with it. Put away any toys or other distractions that they may get excited by when you first bring them home. If possible, try to spend time with the bird when it is not sleeping or eating (this will help them associate their owner with positive things).

If you do this consistently, then the bird will begin associating your presence with good things. This will make it easier for them to perform tricks for their owner when asked. If you are a new bird owner, then it is important to understand how your bird thinks. They have different personalities that can be very different from humans. For example, they do not always respond well to commands like “come here” or “sit” as this is not something that they would ever do in nature.

Try wearing a glove when handling your bird

Exotic birds are very different from our common pets. They are more like wild animals and tend to be more aggressive. Because of this, there is a lot of information regarding how to tame your bird. However, not all techniques will work on every bird and some birds may need more time than others before they can be tamed.

If you have an exotic bird that is aggressive or has a mind of its own, then you may need to use some tricks to get them to respond to your commands. You can try wearing a glove when handling your bird so that it feels less threatened by you and become more relaxed around you. This will also help make sure that the bird doesn’t accidentally bite you while trying to be friendly with you.

If possible, try talking with your bird while playing with it before trying any tricks or commands that require it to respond verbally. This will allow them to learn how their voices sound and what sounds mean before trying anything else with them.

Have a treat ready to reward your bird

Start by rewarding your bird with a treat if it performs the action you’re training it to do. You can use small bits of food, such as a tiny piece of apple or carrot, but be careful not to give your bird too much at one time because they may eat too quickly and not get through all the food. You might also try using a small toy that mimics the action you want your bird to perform. For example, if you want your parrot to talk you could use a toy with a microphone on it.

The toy will become part of their routine so that when they play with it they are practicing talking with their food provider! You can also use treats as rewards for tricks more than just for talking. For example, if you want your parrot to pick up an object from the ground and hand it to you then give him some kibble when he does so!


The last word on this topic is to enjoy your bird. Remember that training and interacting with an exotic bird can be hard work; it is often difficult to accomplish and you may not get quick results. Be sure to recognize when your bird has learned the lesson and give it the patience and understanding necessary to train or interact effectively with your pet. The rewards are well worth it!

Ultimately, training your bird to do something new is a matter of repetition and patience. Make sure that you are clear on what you want your bird to do, whether it’s flying down or coming when called. We must be patient with our birds as they will not pick up on everything in one go. It could take some time for your bird to understand the trick or command that you are trying to teach. But if you keep at it and are consistent, eventually you will have a very smart and well-trained exotic bird!

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