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Training Small Birds

Training Small Birds

Barbara Heidenreich

Budgie…..isn’t that fun to say? BBBBBBBBudgie. Heavy emphasis on the “B” and the “udg”. I also like to add the motor boat effect to the B. Go on, say it out loud, nobody is listening. BBBBBBudggggie. Wasn’t that fun? Now this can really snowball into serious entertainment, start adding wudgie to it. You know… budgie wudgie wudgie. So, did you do it? Well, even if you didn’t do it, I know I have been sufficiently entertained just thinking about you possibly doing it.

But in all seriousness, budgies are a blast! As are cockatiels, lovebirds, parrotlets and other so called ‘small birds.’ Big on personality and certainly not lacking in intelligence, these little guys are great subjects for training a multitude of behaviors. However sometimes people are unsure where to begin with these small birds when it comes to training.

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