Post 170: Polly Wants to Whack Her.

Parrots are fun, loud, messy, pets, for whom being tamed doesn’t mean being domesticated. They still think everything is trying to kill them, and their fight or flight instinct is strong. Most trainers or behaviorists will work with the owner to help them understand and act correctly with the companion animal.

Putting one in a harness or flight suit is very dangerous. You go first.

Looking for a parrot trainer/person experienced in harness training (Greater Smallville)

Hi there,

This is a long shot, but I’m looking for someone who is knowledgeable about how to train an adult parrot to accept a flight harness. Doesn’t have to be a trainer. Can be an owner who has done it before on their bird. I’d love to either have them share tips and tricks they used to get get their birds used to and accepting the harness, or better yet, to have them demonstrate on their own bird or train mine.

I’m hoping to be able to train my 4 year old medium parrot to harness, so that we can enjoy the outdoors together this spring/summer. Really appreciate any help I can get on how to do this, since he’s not a super touchy bird in the first place, and I don’t really know how to go about doing this.

I’d be happy to renumerate you for your time/travel expenses if you do hands on training with my bird, or treat you to coffee or food if we end up meeting up. I appreciate any help I can get.

Thank you for reading!

Sparky should just give up, put the bird in a carrier, set the carrier on a stroller, and head out. Less stress on both of them. Thanks, NinjaChow, lovely parrot. Beautiful plumage.

9 thoughts on “Post 170: Polly Wants to Whack Her.

  1. Hah! Maybe at 4 _weeks_ old, but no way at 4 years.
    By 4 years old a parrot would know how to wriggle out of a harness before being fitted to one; and to bite the explitive out of any one trying.

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