Basic Training Methods for Pet Cockatiels
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Basic Training Methods for Pet Cockatiels

The key to training the cockatiel is for the pet owner to sound friendly. Pet owners should treat their cockatiel with a lot of respect. One good way of earning the trust of the bird is to determine its favorite food and give it as a reward whenever the bird behaves well or achieves a milestone during the training process.

Overview

Cockatiel training may not be a breeze, but it is certainly doable for any cockatiel lover. In training cockatiels, pet owners should have a lot of patience. They should not get frustrated if their pet takes several sessions before following orders. Like other pets, cockatiels differ in terms of learning aptitude. The young birds are often easier to train than the older ones.

When Buying A Cockatiel

Before deciding on a cockatiel it is best to make sure that the bird is hand raised. A buyer can test this fact by letting the bird perch on his finger. If the bird does that, then the cockatiel is alright to take home as a pet. Also, it is important to check its health by checking the nose and feathers. This bird can then become a friend for a long time as it is known to live for more than 20 years.

Training the Cockatiel

Training should be done daily, sessions should be short, preferably 10 minutes each and repeated 2-3 times a day so as to retain the attention of the bird. It should also be done in a quiet area, preferably close to its cage since the perimeter of its home is considered by the bird as its comfort zone. Sources of distractions such as television, washers and dryers should be out of the perimeter during training sessions as these will only make it harder to get the attention of the cockatiel.

During the first week of training, the owner should be conscious of his distance from the bird cage. The bird should see its master, but in such a distance that the cockatiel will not be disturbed. The pet owner should give the bird a name and call it by its name every time he or she approaches it. This will train the cockatiel to heed the request or name calling of its owner. It will also enable the pet owner to win the trust of the bird later on.

Friendly Approach

The key to training the cockatiel is for the pet owner to sound friendly. Pet owners should treat their cockatiel with a lot of respect. One good way of earning the trust of the bird is to determine its favorite food and give it as a reward whenever the bird behaves well or achieves a milestone during the training process.

Short Words First

When training cockatiel birds to talk they should learn short words such as ‘hi’ and ‘hello’ first. Pet owners should repeat these sample words until the bird learns them. They must not introduce another word until the first word has been picked up.

Another good training method for a pet cockatiel is shoulder riding. In this method, the pet owner extends his or her arm to invite the bird to climb and proceed to the shoulder. Again, patience is important here because the bird will often not get the idea in the first few cockatiel training sessions.

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