Parrot Training Stands – Perches for Teaching Parrot Tricks

October 10, 2010


TrainingPerch.com Originally I developed these perches for my own personal training use as I could not find a suitable stand for flight training Kili. Now, I would like to offer these stands for sale to anyone that would like to benefit from the same convenient, adjustable height stands for their own parrots. If you have seen any of my videos, I am sure you will have seen the endless uses I have had for these stands. Please visit my new website if you’d like to pick up a set of these stands TrainingPerch.com More info about these stands in my blog article trainedparrot.com?bid=28

Kili Senegal Parrot – Refledging and Teaching to Fly, First Recall Flight

September 29, 2010


Kili my Senegal Parrot was originally clipped and I don’t think she was given the chance to fledge properly at the breeder. So as she is getting the last few flight feathers back, I have taken it upon myself to teach her how to fly. I don’t think she realizes yet that she’s a bird and those feathery arms she has can let her fly. So I am starting out by setting up two perch stands and targeting her from one to the other. First I put the perches so close together that she could walk from one to the other as I would target her back and forth. She picked up almost immediately that I wanted her to go from perch to perch. Then I slowly started increasing the distance. Soon the gap was big enough that at least some flapping would be required to get across but she was reluctant to go. I had to reduce the distance and keep practicing/coaxing her till she finally took the leap of fate. Then I slowly started to increase the distance between the stands up till about 18 inches apart. Finally as she began getting good at this, I also tried to recall her to my hand by targeting. It took a very long time to coax her to jump to my hand but finally she did which I captured in this video. She had NEVER jumped/flown to me before. She would only step up or reach over with her beak and pull my hand in closer. But today she finally took her first flight to me. This video is all within one training session and illustrates how to teach a reluctant flier to make the first steps toward becoming a

Passion Takes Flight – The Biography of John & Martha King

March 31, 2009

John and Martha King are known worldwide, today, for their contributions to aviation and pilot preparedness. 30 years ago, however, they started their business of training pilots with nothing more than a passion for flight–and a spare bedroom. Among pilots, King Schools is now a household name, with more than half the pilots in the US having taken their courses. In addition to their many awards and honors, John and Martha are the first couple to each hold every category and class of FAA …

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