Lovebirds are very beautiful birds, affectionate and very sociable, so many people choose them as a pet for their homes. But also, you should know that they are very intelligent and very curious animals, traits that share with their "cousins" parrots. So with a little patience and affection it is possible to get them to learn many things, like manipulating things with their legs or repeating simple phrases. Here are some tips to train your lovebirds.
1. Don't give him the thought he hurt you.
It is necessary to keep in mind that they are very scary, so it is probable that at the beginning you take some pecks, which should not make you give up, but you must motivate yourself and more eager to learn quickly. In fact, it is not advisable to remove your hand if you peck, as you can understand that your beak is a weapon and you can use it more. Don't let him think he hurt you. What you need to do right now is to use the word "no" and return it to your cage.
2. Creates a favorable environment
In addition, it is essential that you create a favorable environment where the lovebirds feel comfortable, that you speak to him in a pleasant voice and give him prizes when he has done well. However, avoid giving prizes in the form of candy and choose better for the fruit to not fatten. In our shop we have a wide variety of products for lovebirds that you can also use in these cases. Also, remember that the caresses and words said in nice tone are good prizes too. When your pet realizes there is a reward after a well-executed lesson, he will learn much faster all you want to teach him.
3. Use whistles and a friendly tone, but don't yell at him
If you want to call your attention use whistles, but do not shout, as these birds are very sensitive to sudden noise and only get scared. Birds determine our state of mind by the tone and volume of our voice, so if you yell at him, the only thing you will be transmitting is that you are an aggressive person to stay away from. Which, far from strengthening the domain lasso, will considerably weaken it. At first, the bird may be more submissive if you yell at it, but in the long run it will develop fear for you and not obey your orders. Nor should you be nervous, as they are able to detect it and this will cause anxiety and fear.
4. Commitment to progressive, non-intensive learning
It is also important that you do not crowd and that you adapt a little to your learning pace. You will see how, in time, you will earning your confidence, you'll get used to contact with you and your voice and your effort will bear fruit. Once you have lost your fear and become accustomed to it, you will feel comfortable interacting with you and you will be able to start training. It's just a matter of time and practice.
With a 20 minute session a day is enough to keep you motivated. Take small breaks between each training session and avoid spending a lot of time teaching you. Otherwise, you'll lose interest.
5. Keep eye contact
It's essential that whenever you're training your lovebirds, keep a strong, direct eye contact. Look him in the eye every time you're giving him an order. In this way, you will be strengthening the lasso of dominance in front of him.
6. Patience, patience and patience
At some point you may lose your patience and want to throw away the towel, especially at first. Remember that training a pet is not easy and requires a lot of patience. Your lovebirds require daily care and you can't pretend to learn everything you want to teach him overnight.