Lovebirds are amazing creatures and amazing pets. They add beauty and charm to your residence. If you tame a Lovebird then the joy they bring into your life have a doubling effect. Lovebirds of any age could be tamed and trained. However, if you have hand reared baby Lovebirds then they’re much more easier to tame compared to adults.
Decide how many Lovebirds you wish to tame and begin with a single bird at a time. A set of Lovebirds will socialize with one another and the process becomes more difficult for you. A single bird will consider a person as his companion and will learn the process much quickly and easily and the training becomes a fun experience for your bird.
Taming a Lovebird requires a whole lot of patience, time and practice for your bird. A tamed Lovebird is well worth the time spent on taming. The best time to start training is as early as possible. The training sessions should be run almost daily. Raccoon Poop
Take your Lovebird into a different area where there is minimum distractions from outside sources. Close all open windows and doors so that your bird might not fly away. Now take the Lovebird out of its cage and talk to him in a low voice. Words like”Good parrot” etc., etc. have a soothing effect on your bird and help to calm him down and get him prepared for training. Do not shout or yell at him.
Establish a trustworthy relationship with your bird. Fearful birds are tough to tame. Once your bird is comfortable in your presence, place your hand inside his cage with a food item in your hand. Do not make sudden movements that may scare your bird. Do this several times until your Lovebird gets comfortable with your hand and begins eating food from your hand.
The next step is to instruct him to step up on your finger. For this, bring your finger near the Lovebird and lightly touch him on his chest. The bird will go out of balance and in order to balance himself will step up and sit on your finger. Now bring him out of its cage and speak a few encouraging words and offer him a treat for complying with the required behavior. Repeat the process many times.
When your Lovebird has learned to sit on your finger, then take him into his cage and instruct him to step down on its perch. With repetition your bird will easily step up and step down as many times you want. Patience must teach these steps. Some birds learn very quickly while others learn a little later depending on the age of your bird. Repeat this again and again until it becomes its second nature.
Now teach him to fly to your hand from a distance. Take the food thing in your hand and complete the most familiar word or whistle. When your Lovebird flies into your hand give him the treat and talk the encouraging words. Practice this step as many times before your bird accomplishes this measure fully and flies to your hand immediately. With practice and patience you may finally have a valuable hand tamed Lovebird.