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Teaching A Parrot To Talk - Avoiding The Most Common Mistakes!

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Research on the internet about teaching a parrot to speak will reveal a great deal of information. The problem is that with so much data available you will no doubt find contradictory, if not completely incorrect information and you won't know the difference. Some of the information available online is complete bunk and supposedly supposed to help you teach your parrot to talk;in fact it is more likely to have the reverse effect. You could land up with one seriously frustrated bird which will lead to your parrot becoming anxious and difficult to handle.You in turn will becomes frustrated and start believing your parrot cannot talk.

Nothing could be further from the truth. Teaching a parrot to talk can not only be very easy, but also a lot of fun!

Let's dispel a few myths that are out there so that you can avoid some of the most common mistakes when training your parrot.

Parrot Training Myth 1) - Make a tape recording of your voice repeating a phrase over and over again and leave it in the room with the parrot...... WRONG! Parrot Training Myth 2) - Spend hours at a time repeating a word or phrase over and over again..... WRONG!

Parrot Training Myth 3) - Talk in a 'parrot type voice' when talking to your parrot.... WRONG!

Parrot Training Myth 4) - Use any word when teaching your parrot to speak.......WRONG!

Parrot Training Myth 5) - Whistle or play tunes to your bird as well as talk to it.....WRONG!

Parrot Training Myth 6) - Have your teaching sessions as and when you want throughout the day..... WRONG!

Parrot Training Myth 7) - Buying an already talking parrot will shorten the process..... WRONG!

As you can see there are many ideas and notions out there on how you should go about teaching your parrot to speak, not all necessarily correct,and unless you begin and follow through in a precise and systematic way you, or most probably your parrot, may well have a negative reaction to the whole experience.

Teaching you parrot to talk is straightforward when you have the right steps and know the correct procedures to follow.

There are two key starting points in getting your parrot to talk. The first is to have a good relationship with it. A frightened, mistreated bird will keep quiet to avoid being noticed while a lonely bird will scream for attention. Ensuring you have built a trusting relationship will save you from wasting your time. The second most important point is praise. You parrot enjoys receiving praise the same as everyone does. Too much of a good thing loses its value, so save your praise for when your parrot gets the words right. Praise can be as simple as making eye contact with you parrot and saying something along the lines of'Good Bird'. Parrots love attention, so use this to your advantage.

Teaching your parrot to speak doesn't have to be difficult and it can be an extremely rewarding and fun experience for both you and your parrot. You will also be helping you parrot as training your parrot is essential. Parrots are extremely intelligent birds and require stimulation as well as behavioral training in order to develop and grow in a positive and healthy way. So not only will you have a healthy and happy parrot, your enjoyment of your pet will reach a whole new level!