parrotlet question - taming?

by kelly
(alaska)

I have been possibly looking into getting a bird for our family, I have recently seen one that someone is getting rid of and it says that the bird is not hand tame. Is it worth trying to hand tame a bird that came from a home that didn't work with them? Can you teach them to be hand tame after they have grown or is this something that has to be done from the start?

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May 07, 2010
Can an older parrot be trained?
by: The Avian Vet

Yes, but it takes time, patience, persistence, and consistency in handling. There are some parrot training articles on the Parrot Training page.

The books and DVD's by by Barbara Heidenreich are some of the most helpful training aids I know, and these can be purchased on this site also.

Dr B

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