For Parrots That Imitate The Sound of the Training Clicker

For Parrots That Imitate The Sound of the Training Clicker

 July 14th, 2015
Posted By:
Jamieleigh

Happy BirdTricks Tuesday, everyone!

This week’s BTT video is the shortest one yet – aside from our BTT announcement video – so for those of you asking for shorter videos, this one is for you!

We aren’t going to lie – we were out having fun this week, celebrating our 11 year wedding anniversary! Yes, we both married young. I was 17 and Dave was 21. Thus, we missed our day to film with our birds this week but promise to make it up to you guys next week with our topic of Random Rewarding. So please post any and all questions you want answered that surround that topic so we can make sure we’ve got you covered next week!

We got so many people saying their birds mimics the sound of the training clicker and gets MAD when they don’t reward their bird after the bird makes the clicking sound, that we decided to talk about it. Even though we have never experienced a bird do this within our own flock, we have some ideas on what can help those of you that are experiencing it.

As always, if you’ve missed any of our previous Bird Tricks Tuesday videos, you can find the entire playlist here.

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19 Comments on “For Parrots That Imitate The Sound of the Training Clicker”

Mattie  07/14/2015 4:53 pm

Great video, thanks for taking the time to make it!


Diane  07/14/2015 6:54 pm

Dave you crack me up. Your hair looks like bird feathers when they lift them up. How apropos. Congrats on anniversary and Thanks for the vids.


Eileen  07/14/2015 6:56 pm

Love the videos. Happy Anniversary to both of you! Love the insights that you have regarding training! Thanks for taking the time to make the videos for all of us. I appreciate the help you give your fellow bird enthusiasts.


Brooke  07/14/2015 7:28 pm

I love you guys. Your birdTricks Tuesday keeps me interested to do and try new techniques with my birds and sometimes people ;)… Please know people watch and learn from this for the betterment of their flock. -B Ps. congrats!


Brooke  07/14/2015 7:28 pm

I love you guys. Your birdTricks Tuesday keeps me interested to do and try new techniques with my birds and sometimes people ;)… Please know people watch and learn from this for the betterment of their flock. -B Ps. congrats!


Kristy Olson  07/15/2015 3:27 am

I want to say CoNgRaTs first and far most, you guys are so cute together and your daughter is beautiful. I love the fact that you guys let her be apart of holding and working with the parrots. I have several of your videos and I have learned a lot from them ???? I have a blue front Amazon that was just given to me about 6 months ago. His name is Dexter Morgan and he is a really sweet bird, very cuddly until someone else walks in the room that he favors more, then he will bite. And he bites really hard. My 19 year old son can hold him, pet him and cuddle with him but when I enter the room he turns on my son, and my son will play it off with no response no yelling just places him on the floor and backs away slowly. The bird actually runs to bite him.??? HELP, what would you suggest?

Sincerely, Kristy Olson


Karen  07/15/2015 3:31 am

You both are awesome! Thanks for taking time to share with us : ) I have a young Greenwing 1 1/2 yr old who is very mouthy. How can I keep his beak off my hands, it is constant, mostly gentle, I constantly say gentle and he is most the time, but puts on the pressure now and again, I’m constantly prying his beak off my hands the whole time I hold him. Any ideas? In 30 years of birds, I’ve not dealt with this.
Thanks so much!


Lizzie Ferrell  07/15/2015 12:31 pm

gives my heart a little tickle that you took time to celebrate each other, thank you


Linda B  07/15/2015 12:42 pm

Happy Anniversary


Susan  07/15/2015 1:27 pm

Happy Anniversary! May you have many more.


Naomi Campbell  07/15/2015 2:16 pm

Happy Anniversary!!


Jan Engelhart  07/15/2015 5:39 pm

Up until about 2 months ago, my 15 year old Meyers parrot seemed to want to be held a lot. Now he will step up but he bites me. He still wants me to pet him and he still responds to touch training and stepping up on a perch for a treat. I’m almost afraid to hold him anymore. I never yell when he bites me but I do shake him off. I’m not sure what to do. Any advice?


Honeyy Jax  07/16/2015 12:58 pm

Laura Hinds If you will join Parrot Problem Solving 101 on Facebook, they can help you with that problem and many more.


Detta  07/16/2015 5:26 pm

Happy Anniversary to you both. My daughter and two granddaughters just moved back in with me and she came home with a Ruby Macaw about 9yrs old I have a Greenwing who is about 8yrs old. To make a long story short. The Ruby lives in the front room with the Greenwing. I do not have any other place int he house for either of them. The Ruby has started coming down to me off her open perch(she does not live in a cage) and walking over to me to pick her up. That in turn makes my Green wing upset to where she wants to bite me.Is there any way to make them tolerate each other they do not have to be best buddies just get along. I make sure I pay attention to Patches(GW) first as she was here first. And then pay attention to Valen(Ruby) Do you have any suggestions for me and what to do about the situation. My daughter does not pay much attention to Valen any more and I try and devide my time between both of them. I just want them to be a happy. Any suggestions I would welcome. Thank you and Happy Anniversary again.


stacey Bradshaw  07/17/2015 4:02 pm

Hi I’ve just got a 10 week old alexanderine, I was so inspired by yours and your vids, ive named him rasta after yours, any tips would be great as he can be nippy and thinks my are and fingers are chew toys lol anyways love the videos keep up the good work


Allisha  07/18/2015 11:22 pm

I appreciate your BTT videos so much, and I have loads of respect for the two of you. Almost everything I have learned on how to take care of my parrots have come from you videos and blogs, and it means so much to me. I have a Cockatiel who came from rather horrible conditions and he is a whole new bird! A question on Random Rewarding, how many times should you Randomly Reward your bird, and exactly how much? If you offered Random Rewarding too often, would our birds become frustrated if we suddenly stopped?


Vonnie  07/19/2015 6:39 pm

Happy 11th, here’s to 11 more years of marriage happiness.
two month old ring necks..
all what to bite……do I begin training now? I have 6 (three 2 month old and three 3 month olds)


Paulette Melick  07/19/2015 11:07 pm

I’ve been training a young green cheek. She is learning very quickly. One of the things I’ve not really figured out is when to start giving the treats a variable times rather than with every click. Seems like I’ve heard you address this before, but I still don’t think I do it correctly.


Allisha Darling  07/20/2015 9:38 am

I appreciate your BTT videos so much, and I have loads of respect for the two of you. Almost everything I have learned on how to take care of my parrots have come from your videos and blogs, and it means so much to me. I have a Cockatiel who came from rather horrible conditions and he is a whole new bird! A question on Random Rewarding, how many times should you Randomly Reward your bird, and exactly how much? If you offered Random Rewarding too often, would our birds become frustrated if we suddenly stopped? Thanks guy! Keep up the miraculous work!