Kili Senegal Parrot - Play Dead and other tricks





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Published on Apr 29, 2009


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Kili the Senegal Parrot plays dead when I pretend to shoot her with my fingers. Also includes, shake, wave, nod, turn around, fetch, and the bat. You can try to teach these parrot tricks to your bird too.

Play dead is where I point fake finger gun at bird and it drops on back and lays there until I release. Shake is actually shake head no trick. Nod is to raise head up and down for yes. Wave is to pick up foot and wave back. Turn around is to spin 360 degrees on the perch or floor. Fetch is the retrieve command to bring any small object back to me or where I designate. The bat trick is where the parrot hangs upside down from my hand like a bat.

Since everyone likes the play dead trick so much, I recorded a newer/better video of Kili playing dead. Now she does it better than ever and I highly recommend you see it as well:


Here is Kili's newest flight tricks medley:

Since everyone is asking about how I trained the bird to perform these tricks. Here are a few videos that should help you get started. If the budgie can do it, any other parrot can probably do it better. We used the same methods (but possibly more refined) on the budgie as I used on the Senegal to teach her these 9 months ago.

This teaches target training:

This shows you how to teach turn around trick:

This teaches the tube trick:

You can buy Parrot Training Perches, clickers, and bird toys similar to the ones I use with my parrots at my online store:


And finally you can read all my blog posts about bird training (includes step by step guides for a lot of those videos) here:



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