All newly re-homed parrots need to get acquainted to their new home. Some parrots have had a jaded past and may take a little bit longer to adjust to their new home.
*These are successful proven techniques that have been refined over 10 years of studying Parrot Behavior.
First Off; all parrots are a product of their past environment, and most likely will have had experienced some changes in behavior from their past environment, into our sanctuary care or foster home. So, it’s important for the new adopters have their parrot’s, recent and past Bio-history records. (Parrot Bio- form questionnaire) which is a detailed log showing the history of their past home, recent foster home and a list of their diet, environment, activities and routine and personalities. Including the things that they liked and disliked.
Simple Three Step Acclamation process
Parrot re-homing is all about trust. They must trust you and the new home they are moving into. So, for this reason and many more. Our proven Acclamation process is a proven method that has successfully worked for over a decade. Follow this method to the letter, and you will have a much easier time having your parrot adjust to their new home.
Step 1: This is a crucial step 1 for a minimum of 24 hours and upto 72 hours of your parrots’ arrival to its new home; it needs to stay in its cage. (Uncovered)
- During this 24 hour period, only one person (the primary adopter) should feed it and do most of the soft talking to him or her, this includes watering it and offer it treats. NO ONE ELSE! – This is crucial.
- If your adopted parrot has behavioral issues, and or is skittish, we recommend a 72 hour acclimation into it’s new environment.
- This is the trust and bonding stage. The bird needs to know who it can trust and depend on.
- This is where the bond begins. DON’T LET ANYONE BREAK THIS BONDING PROCESS. Or you will most likely experience behavioral problems, Guaranteed. *This is the time when your parrot discovers who his primary care provider is going to be, AND HE OR SHE IS DEPENDING ON YOU SO PLEASE DON’T LET HIM OR HER DOWN.
- * Again, just the new primary handler feed and water, and give treats. In addition the primary handler should be the only one who communicates the most with the new parrot.
Step 2: The primary care provider must not show affection towards any other animal or human in front of the new parrot. Especially DO NOT get angry or discipline any human or animal during this first 24 hours. *If you do, in many cases the new parrot may get confused and will show his loyalty by attacking the other animal or loved one to prove that he will be loyal to you.
- Parrots are like 3 year old children. During their first three to 10 to 30 days, they will try to test you, to see how much they can get away with. *Please be aware and cautious of this adjustment period. Remember, “You are training them, not them training you”.
- Don’t catch yourself being called by your parrot when they make an annoying sound or loud cry. If you do, you have just named yourself that annoying sound or cry. Try your best not to over react when your parrot makes a funny sound, or mimics something funny. He or she may misunderstand your attention as a reward for attention. And “Polly the Parrot” will make that sound or noise to get your attention.
- In some cases, they will be repetitive making that sound until they gain your attention. Try a method at the beginning of acknowledge and then ignoring them when you arrive home. It’s best to start to give them attention and affection after they have been quiet for a while.
Step 3: When you give your parrot special attention and affection, do this in regular increments of time. 10 or 15 minutes of time for life. If your schedule changes, your parrot won’t understand the change, and you may experience some behavioral problems if you change his or her amount of special attention time. If you break this proven acclimation process, you must start over at step one. If you experience any adjustment problems, please contact your Parrot for patriot representative or your assigned parrot behaviorists.