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Today we are going to teach you how to teach your bird his first trick, The Wave.

By: Bird Trick


The wave is not a difficult trick, and it is the first trick that I ever taught my Blue and Gold Macaw, Tiko; who you see in our videos. This is the trick that motivated me in understanding how fun bird training could be.

You will find that once you start training your bird with beginner tricks like "The Wave", they will catch on easier to the many other tricks like the ones in our
training video at http://www.BirdTricks.com

After mastering this first trick, your bird will be catching on to learning how to learn.
After it masters its first trick, your bird will master the other tricks on our video easier, like the "Playing Fetch" trick, "Laying on Back" trick, nodding "Yes" trick and more.

Unless the wave is the only trick you want to teach your bird, make sure you place your order in the next 24 hours, and receive not only the video that will end your bird's biting, and behavior problems, but also receive online access to the best interview on curring parrot behavior out their on the market.

So, now here are the steps to "The Wave":

1. Set your bird on a training perch with plenty of his favorite treat. This should be done around the evening time, or whenever he gets his treats, and when he is hungry.

2. If you are right handed, you will want to pick up your bird with your left hand. Move your left hand toward the bird in the same way that you do when you want the bird to just step up onto your hand.

3. If your bird steps up easily, then your bird will naturally pick up his foot in preparation to stepping on your hand. The instant your bird picks up his foot,
tell him "GOOD" and reward.

If your bird does not step up and is acting mean, our video covers, in great detail, how to stop your bird's biting and how it will learn to step up onto your hand willingly every single time.

You can pick up your copy at http://www.BirdTricks.com

My bird used to bite me all the time, which actually motivated me to produce our training video and these lessons. Through proper behavioral training and trick training, I developed a wonderful bond with my bird, and that is my desire for you and your bird too.


4. While you are moving your left hand toward your bird, hold a seed between your thumb and index finger of your right hand, while waving your other 3 fingers at
your bird. This will become your cue for the bird to wave.

5. Repeat the above steps so that every time you wave at your bird with your right hand and move to pick him up with your left hand he picks up his foot.

Now, if your bird is anything like mine, he won't pick up his foot up high enough to look like a wave. So remember what Dr. Skinner did? He raised the requirement little by little for the rat to earn a treat. Do that with your bird too.

Once your bird knows, without a shadow of a doubt, that when he picks up his foot he gets a treat, raise your left hand a little higher, and make him reach that foot up a little bit more before you reward. But the instant he moves his foot higher than he did the last time give him an enthusiastic "GOOD" and reward him.

6. Continue to reward your bird for little advances, and discontinue rewarding your bird for not raising it quite high enough. Remember to wave at the bird with your fingers on your right hand while doing this.

7. When you have your bird raising his food to the correct level, then change it up a bit. Instead of moving your left hand in as closely as you have been, back it off about a half inch or so for your bird. When he gets his foot to the correct level, continue to reward him. But all the while, phasing out your left hand so that through time, you don't even use your left hand anymore, and every time you wave your fingers at your bird, he waves right back at you!


If you have any questions do not hesitate to email us. Our email address is available at our website at http://www.birdtricks.com.


Don't make the mistake of just teaching your bird one simple trick. It is great for friends when they come over for the first time, but your bird gets bored of only performing one trick, as you will too. And think of the fun that you and your bird would be missing!

I have noticed unbelievable changes in my bird just since filming our "Taming, Training, and Tricks" video. My Blue and Gold Macaw has completely changed. And the cool part is you get to observe those changes too, as you
watch the video.

When we first started filming this video, Tiko, our Blue and Gold Macaw was aggressive, didn't know any tricks, I felt terrible because I wanted him to be happy, and enjoy me and play with me.

So one day my brother and I decided we were going to tame him down, and make sure that we caught it on camera just in case it actually worked!

We read countless books, even reading one training manual alone that cost us $300. But we ran into one problem, that you might have noticed even with my emails. It just couldn't explain every detail like a real live shot video could. I couldn't see what I was supposed to do when the training didn't go as planned.

So when the training didn't go as planned I paid the price in blood and bandaids, but now YOU don't have to! The first 25 minutes of our video dives into techniques on how to stop your bird from biting that make sure you never get bitten.

I know it sounds unbelievable but it's true, and it also covers how to get your bird to step up onto your hand without getting bitten.

Enjoy "The Wave" and hopefully we will see you soon as we have new videos that dive into more advanced tricks becoming available in the next couple months.

That's it, you know have the basics it takes to teach trick training. You will find out that by training ticks you and your bird will have a much better relationship and you will really start noticing changes in his behavior, for the good!

So if you want to continue to grow your relationship with your parrot, no matter if it is a cockatiel, amazon, cockatoo or anything inbetween you are going to need to go to http://www.BirdTricks.com and pick up a copy of our training system so you can really master training like the pros.

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And it is no mystery that trick training opens up a whole new world of communication for you and your parrot, and has been known to quickly nip biting & nipping behaviors in the bud.


Chet Womach

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