Clicker Training for Birds is the bible on clicker training. It’s a wonderful guide to bird behaviour, care, feeding and management. Learn how the avian species differ, and why they need different nutrition and care. Teach your bird to be quiet, to enjoy being handled and to be friendly to everyone in your household, using the clicker. Finally, learn how to teach the bird to enjoy bathing, toys and petting. This will ensure you can train with many reinforcers, not just food.
Author Melinda Johnson explains how to click your bird into cooperating with nail and beak trims and wing clipping. Also discussed in this book is how targeting and shaping can be used to safely diffuse aggression and fear. Melinda’s tactful techniques can even help turn previously neglected or mishandled birds into loving pets. Furthermore, the author makes clear the reasons why punishing or trying to ‘dominate’ a bird are inappropriate techniques.
Follow the step-by-step instructions to train dozens of tricks and games, including vocal mimicry. While the focus is on the popular parrot family, it will teach you how to clicker train any bird species. This can be canaries and other small cage birds to poultry, exotic species and birds of prey.
Pet Necessities recommends Clicker Training for Birds for:
- Anyone who has an interest in clicker training birds.
- Those wishing to increase their bird’s daily challenges because they feel their bird is bored.
- Anyone wishing to increase their understanding of the learning theory behind reward-based training.