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Training & Behaviour

About Soaring Wings Training

Find out more about Soaring Wings Training. If you’re looking for advice on free flight training or need assistance rehabilitating your Parrot then Soaring Wings Training could be for you. Although based in Scotland, as their courses are online anyone in the world can access them. About Soaring Wings is run by Nash Mayr and Ola Nellies. […]

Parrot Behaviourists, Trainers and Consultants

Parrots are clever creatures, and for them to share our lives and homes, it’s important we take the time to learn and understand them. When we don’t we can inadvertently be the cause of, and unknowingly reward unwanted behaviours including feather plucking and excessive screaming. With the right technique of positive re-enforcement and a little patience, […]

New Year And A New Start For Your Pet Bird

So it’s the start of another New Year and I am sure we’ve all made those New Year resolutions and promised that they’ll last longer than the end of January this time round! It’s important to start the year as you mean to go on and that same approach can be taken when it comes […]

Do Parrots Understand What They Say?

Do Parrots understand what they ay? Dot Schwarz tells us more.  An incident at home a few years ago. My elder daughter Habie was visiting from London.With the bathroom door ajar, she was in the shower and  heard her father, outside calling out, ‘Morning, Hab.’ She yelled back. ‘I’m in the shower.’ The voice repeated, […]

Teach Your Parrot To Wave by Sara Houston

Here is how to teach your Parrot to wave.   Trick Wave was the first trick Sara ever taught Scout. It felt like it took forever for her to get it right (mainly because it was her and Scout’s first trick and she had to learn to learn) but Sara loved the feeling when Scout started […]

Teach Your Parrot To Turn Around By Sara Houston

Here is how to teach your Parrot to turn around.  We hope you’re enjoying our journey into trick training and having lots of fun. This time our trick is Turn Around. It’s another fun trick to teach your Parrot and you can impress your friends with your birdie’s dancing twirls. There are two ways to […]

Trick Training Your Parrot – Yasmin’s Trick Training Diary

See how Yasmin has been getting on, training Quinn with the Northern Parrots Trick Training Academy.

About Animal Behaviourist Elaine Henley

Elaine Henley is a Clinical Animal Behaviourist who is going to write regular articles for us about Parrot behaviour.   Here is some more information about Elaine Henley and the work she does.   Can you tell us about yourself?  I am a Clinical Animal Behaviourist who has been working with humans and their pets […]

Teach Your Parrot to Step Up by Sara Houston

Here is how to teach your Parrot to step up. Step Up One of the most important things a Parrot can learn is to step up. It allows us to get them out of their cage, move them places or get them down from an unsafe location. It also helps us be able to put […]

Teach Your Parrot Bowling By Sara Houston

Here is how to teach your Parrot bowling. I hope you’re all getting on well with your trick training and it’s inspiring you to train more. In this blog we’re looking at the bowling trick. This is another one of my favourites. It looks great and it’s probably our most requested trick. The great thing is, it’s […]