3 Tips to Eliminate Problems Caused
by Poor Socialization in Conures
The Jenday Conure is an extremely popular parrot. So popular in fact that many aviaries have a waiting list for chicks. Unfortunately this rush to ownership can often result in a lack of proper socialization. Properly socialization will lead to happy, healthy, entertaining, and friendly members of your family for years to come.
Socialization is particularly important for the Jenday because they are extremely intelligent and social birds. Left to their own devices and isolated from their families they can develop some extremely bad habits. Luckily our training kit provides you with several ways to combat this bad behavior.
Here are 3 tips to eliminate your Jenday Conure’s bad habits.
Tip #1 Give your Jenday Conure plenty of time and attention every day.
They enjoy interacting with people, so when possible let him out of his cage to hang out with you and your family. Your Jenday Conure also enjoys being handled. If biting is a real problem consider placing a towel on your hands when you get him out of the cage, at least until he is properly trained. Of course, when you’re unable to be with your Jenday, make sure that he has plenty of room to fly around his cage and plenty of toys to keep him busy.
Tip #2 Don’t accidentally encourage bad behaviors with your Jenday Conure.
Many birds go through a nipping phase and if you punish it or have an extreme reaction, you can actually train them to continue nipping. Similar habits can be developed if you have a strong reaction to any adverse behavior whether it’s biting, screaming, charging, or feather plucking.
If you yell or splash your bird for screaming or biting, you teach him to be fearful of you. Fear breeds more bad behavior, you’re doing exactly the opposite of what you want to do. You want your bird to love and trust you. You want your Jenday Conure to feel comfortable, happy, and well socialized.
Tip #3 Trick train your Jenday Conure.
Trick training solves bad behavior problems in several ways. First and foremost it gives your Conures what they want most, attentive and structured time with you. Secondly, it engages your Jenday Conure’s intelligence. Bored Jendays can cause trouble. Trick train your Jenday Conure and you challenge its intelligence. You stimulate its problem solving skills. Third, when you trick train, you build a bond of trust between you and your bird.
Lastly, though not the least important, is that there are specific tricks that you can train your bird to make it stop those annoying behaviors. Biting when you retrieve him from the cage for example can be trained away by training the step up and step down commands.
Trick training must be done correctly, which means that if you’re going to trick train your Jenday Conure then consult the advice and guidance of experts in Bird Trick Training. Look for easy step-by-step guides, like the ones found at Birdtricks.com. The trick training products found there are also designed to eliminate unfavorable behaviors.