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Parrots Enjoying Beak Scratches and Handling

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Published on Feb 22, 2014

http://TrainedParrot.com/Sucky_Things

To teach my parrots to be comfortable being held during talon grooming, I hold them in similar positions during play and beak scratches. Since they really enjoy having their beaks scratched, this is a good opportunity to use non-food based positive reinforcement to maintain tameness and prepare for less desirable events. Check out this article about making "bad things" less bad for your parrot:

http://TrainedParrot.com/Sucky_Things

But in this video, check out how Truman asks for beak scratches, how tame he is, how I can grab him any which way. Kili snuggles in my neck, asks for head scratches, and plays around. Video of Senegal Parrot and Cape Parrot enjoying handling.

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