how to entertain a bird

Bath Time Leads To Preen Time

how to entertain a bird

When you have a scheduled conference call or online meeting and fear that your parrot will compete with you, it’s a good idea to prepare a response in the minutes before you have to answer that Skype call or hop on that call if your bird mimics your intonations or screeches a response to every word you say. First, let your friend jump around in a bowl of water or give your bird a spray bath. He or she will spend a considerable amount of time preening them and will completely forget about what you’re doing.

With You, Not On You

how to entertain a bird

You can spend time with your bird without it clinging to you. Like most dogs (and some cats!), most pet birds are happy to just be in the same room as their owners. So that your feathered friend can keep a reasonably quiet eye on you while you get work done, try wheeling the cage or playing gym in the room you’re in instead of putting up with your parrot’s constant contact calls.

However, if you find yourself attempting to talk your bird out of grabbing your pen or pencil, trying to tear up your paper report, or engaging in conflict with you when you take phone calls, it’s time to pull out some tried-and-true methods for providing healthy diversions.

Get The Energy Out

how to entertain a bird

It works with children and it should work with parrots. Have a song duet, dance session, or workout before you have to focus on your work to release all of your energy. Encourage your bird to flap her wings. Place her back on the bottom of the ladder after she has climbed it so she can go over it again. Let her feel like she earned the down time. (Use common sense of course. Avoid putting your bird in a situation where it is hard for it to breathe. Never continue an activity if it seems to be stressing your bird out. ).

FAQ

How do you mentally stimulate a bird?

Playing interactive games with your bird. Introducing new foods in new ways. Training birds to learn new words, phrases and songs. Talking to your birds in context.

How do I make my bird less bored?

Rotate the Bird’s Toys Much like young children, birds get bored playing with the same old toys after a while. Bird toys can be pricy, though, so some owners opt to keep a stash of several different types of toys and rotate different ones in and out of their bird’s cage every couple of weeks.

What do birds like for fun?

Providing foraging and other stimulating activities that involve chewing, shredding and playing, often referred to as “enrichment”, are important to increase the activity levels and independent play in our birds. Some birds will need to learn to play independently with toys.

How can you make a bird happy?

Offer them enriching activities to create a connection through fun time together. Offer toys in their habitat, but leave the habitat unlocked and open as an optional safe, fun space. Play music at a low volume or sing to your bird.