Lovebirds are beautiful creatures and amazing pets. They add beauty and charm to your home. Just the sight of these beautiful birds is a refreshing experience. If you tame a Lovebird, the joy they bring into your life has a doubling effect. Lovebirds of any age can be tamed and trained. However, if you have hand-raised lovebirds, they are much easier to tame than the adults.
Decide how many Lovebirds you want to tame and start with just one bird at a time. Taming a lovebird requires your full attention. A pair of Lovebirds will socialize with each other and the process will become more difficult for you. A single bird will consider a human as their partner and will learn the process much more quickly and easily and training becomes a fun experience for your bird.
Taming a lovebird requires a lot of patience, time and practice for your bird. It is well worth the time you spend taming a tame lovebird. The best time to start training is as soon as possible. The training should be divided into three to five sessions of no more than ten to fifteen minutes each. Training sessions should be held almost daily.
Take your Lovebird to a separate room where there are minimal distractions from outside sources. Close all open windows and doors so your bird doesn’t fly away. Now take the Lovebird out of its cage and talk to it quietly. Words like “good parrot”, etc., etc. It has a calming effect on your bird and helps calm it down and prepare it for training. Don’t yell or yell at him.
Establish a trusting relationship with your bird. Fearful birds are difficult to tame. Once your bird is comfortable in your presence, place your hand inside his cage with a food item in hand. Don’t make sudden movements that could startle your bird. Do this several times until your Lovebird becomes familiar with your hand and begins to eat food from your hand.
The next step is to teach him to climb on your finger. To do this, bring your finger close to the Lovebird and gently touch it on her chest. The bird will lose its balance, and to balance itself, it will climb up and sit on your finger. Now take him out of his cage and say a few words of encouragement and offer him a treat for complying with the required behavior. Repeat the process several times.
When your Lovebird has learned to sit on your finger, take him back to his cage and teach him to climb down on his perch. With repetition, your bird will easily go up and down as many times as you like. Patience is required to teach these steps. Some birds learn very quickly while others learn a little later depending on the age of your bird. Practice this over and over until it becomes second nature.
Now teach your hand to fly from a distance. Take the food in your hand and pronounce the familiar word or whistle. When your lovebird flies into your hand, give it the treat and say the words of encouragement. Practice this step as many times until your bird learns this step completely and flies to your hand instantly. With practice and patience you will eventually have a beautiful hand tamed lovebird.