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Parrot Training Workshop Auckland New Zealand

Hi this is for anyone in NZ who would like to come and see this lady in action.
I promise you will not be disappointed. Barbara is stunning and I am truly looking forward to meeting her again.


November 4, 2012 “Parrot Training Workshop” Auckland, New Zealand.
9 AM to 4 PM. Barbara will be presenting a full day seminar on parrot behavior and training.This event will take place at the Auckland Zoo. Participants will learn the basics of training parrots, how to read body language, how to solve behavior problems and more. This event also includes parrot training demonstrations featuring birds from the zoo's collection. Registration is only $50 US (approx $61 NZD) To register click on this link https://goodbirdinc.infusionsoft.com...?productId=382 Upon confirmation of your registration you will receive an email with additional details about the event. It is recommended you register early. Space is limited!



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Wow i wish I could go!
It's a bit far though haha


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I was told potty training was bad for your bird???

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Potty training is bad if the bird will not go unless you allow it... I have to semi potty trained birds... When I catch them before they go I can place them on a paper and tell them to go potty... If they need to they will and if not they look at me as if to say... But Mommm I don't need tooooo...lol. My green cheek will automatically go potty as soon as she realizes she is coming out of her cage, but then it is up to me to remove her every 5-10 minutes to avoid accidents... My parrotlet is very good about not pooping on me if I allow him on a paper every 20-30 minutes, but again if I don't take him off them my shoulder is fair game! Some birds will hold it in and can cause health problems if they don't go... I think that would be the larger ( more intelligent , shhhh don't say I said that ) birds.
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I was told potty training was bad for your bird???
Hi Newbee!
Are you sure you posted in the right thread?
The workshop will not be encouraging this sort of training it is 'BAD' and should not be trained as it can be bad for them to hold it in,when they need to go.
The workshop will be showing how some people do not understand a birds body language. And how to use Positive Reinforcement Training.


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Did anyone end up going here?




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Did anyone end up going here?

It's this weekend 4th Nov I will give you a report


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Parrot Training Workshop Auckland Zoo 4th Nov 2012
Hosted by Barbara Heidenreich

We had 3x interactive parrot sessions.
First up was a SC2, who was not co-operative, all he wanted was his handler.
But he did provide one very good example.
Well it was a human that gave us a true life look at what not to do, or showed how to use coercion as a negative reinforcer.
The Parrot was down on the floor and walked under the seats and was refusing to step up on a voluntary basis. And this guy pushed him into stepping up and returned him to the stand. When Barbara explained, he still wanted to argue? Some will never learn.

Next was training a Lori who was scared of towels to walk on to and then step into a tunnel made from towels. This took 3x 15/20min sessions. But that bird walked onto and then crawled through the tunnel.

The third was the Kea’s that I have posted the photo’s below. This was again target training. Showing how to introduce a syringe to a bird that had never seen one before. This was fun, as I had one of them land right beside me when they first came down. And later I came close to having one step up, but food won out. And we are not meant to touch.
For your viewing pleasure I do have some pics of them. They were the only pics I took.


Training. She showed how to target train and using very small steps to get the desired results. And how to reward each step, instantly. She also showed using a clicker for when you are not right with them as a positive re-enforcer.
She did show my fav and that was the lady who thought she was being so good walking around in circles while her bird held on flapping it’s clipped wings.
21years and she could still not see the bird was freaking out trying to hang on. She thought it was making sure it got good exercise.

How to teach a bird to offer it’s feet for nail trimming.
How to relax and be rolled up in a towel, and even putting its own head into the cup over it’s head to be anesthetized.
How to get a bird used to having a needle stuck in it’s chest.
How to read different birds body language and how to respond to it accordingly.Like teaching a bird that tends to bite instead of stepping up. By re directing it's head up using targeting and then asking it to step up.
One thing she did say and I am going to guess a huge number of us have done this! Is, do not push a birds chest to get it to step up. This is using force. A bird should be asked to step up and volunteer to do this action.

Showed a vid of Sirocco and talked about how they re directed his sexual out goings.
Excepting a harness.

She showed parrots, rabbits, chickens, rats, guinea pigs, and other animals.

A video of a place. I do not remember where! Mexico or South America where they free flighted 42 Macaws. Awesome sight.

This only covers a rough idea of what we saw and heard. Talk, videos, and interactive made up the day.
As you can imagine there was a huge amount to take in. as this run for 8hrs.

If you are ever lucky to have this lady hold an event near you I can promise you will not be disappointed going to learn.
Barbara likes to show you a short video and then ask you to make comments on what you have seen and how you interpret what was happening and includes likely outcome.


Pics from the Weka and Kea enclosure.
The dominate male, as you can see from his puffed up feathers.














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Grrrr I'm on my iPad and can't see the pix! Sounds like an awesome day!
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Sounds brilliant but your photos aren't working!

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That's weird! They are showing on my computer?
So what I will do is post you the direct link to Photobucket.
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Trying again well this seems to work. Sorry.
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I can see them now! Keas are so cool

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They look great. One of the cleverest birds on the planet if I'm correct.
They are good at destroying stuff as easily bored?
I would've loved 8 hours of parrot seminar but would've had to take a dictaphone in.

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I'd love a Kea, there's a breeder here in the UK Kate if you're ever interested

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They look great. One of the cleverest birds on the planet if I'm correct.
They are good at destroying stuff as easily bored?
I would've loved 8 hours of parrot seminar but would've had to take a dictaphone in.

I am not sure about one of the smartest?
But certainly one of the most destructive when it comes to damaging human belongs. The damage they can do to a car in just a short time is stunning.

Yes a dictaphone would of been good.
This my second time with Barbara and all I can say is there will always be more to learn next time.

Just as a plug! Barbara does some very good DVD's covering a lot of the basic's. But I know she and hearing her live is just so much better.


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