Teaching a Lovebird tricks is a lot of fun, but it also has some huge benefits. This article will tell you 3 reasons you should train your lovebird to do tricks and not just so you have something cool to show your friends.
1. Stop Unwanted Behavior: Most birds have some unwanted behavior that drives their owners nuts. Lovebirds are right up there and can have issues with biting, feather plucking, screaming and more, and a lot of these behaviors are brought on by a bored bird. If you have taken your bird to a vet and already diagnosed that your bird is indeed healthy, than it is most likely that they are doing these things because they are bored. When you teach your lovebird tricks, you occupy their mind and give them something to look forward to. They enjoy their time with you so much they even start to anticipate it. If you have a set time for training you’ll notice your bird starts to prepare for this time in advance. Train them to do some fun tricks and you can put an end to the biting, feather plucking and even screaming that drives you up the wall.
2. Happier Bird: If you put yourself in their shoes, you can imagine that spending your time in a cage all day might get a little dull. But if they have training times to look forward to, and if you spruce up their cage a bit with new toys ever so often, you will notice a change in your bird almost immediately. They will be happier, simple as that. And it doesn’t take much either, so if you are worried that you just don’t have the time, don’t be. 10-15 minutes of training time is all it takes as long as you stay consistent and reward their good behavior with their favorite treat during your sessions.
3. Fun for Both of You: It is quite rewarding to watch a lovebird learn new tricks. When they catch on to something you are trying to teach them you will not only praise them because you should, but you’ll feel like cheering. It is like watching a baby walk for the first time when the light bulb goes on and they understand what it is you are asking them to do. Training sessions and then later having a bird that can do some pretty cool tricks is not just fun for the bird, but for you as well. You will also start to look forward to the times you train your bird, especially when you start to make some real progress. So stick with it, praise often and most of all, have fun!
The article above discussed Lovebird tricks and 3 reasons to train your lovebird to do tricks. Starting to train a lovebird will help stop unwanted behavior, like feather plucking or biting, it will lead to a much happier bird and it is a lot of fun for the both of you. Lovebirds (and birds in general) are very smart and they learn tricks quickly as long as you stay consistent and reward them often for doing good things.