How To Make a Happy Parrot Life
You can't have a "well-trained parrot", "a well-behaved parrot", a "calm parrot", an "entertaining parrot", a "well managed parrot", or an "obedient parrot" without a purposeful approach first. Valuing the parrot's perspective in equal sum to the human's perspective is the approach. If a companion parrot rests inside a flock equally with certainty, empathy, patience, respect, a bit of sacrifice, and humility, all the how-to book business falls in place naturally.
Having a companion parrot in your life is not keeping a pet. You are choosing a companion relationship lifestyle. And you are bringing in a bird capable of building that emotional structure and who will require you to keep your end of the bargain for success. There's no approaching this like baking a cake or building a table. There are no steps A, B, C. There is no tab A for slot B. Building a successful companion parrot lifestyle is equivalent to raising a child. You will wing it sometimes. You will not understand what you are doing at moments. You will have ten books in the house and none of them address the current goings on. You will scour online for answers, and they won't be there, because every single parrot and every flock is different.
Equality is the key to real success.
The kind of companion success that doesn't need another book, a new recipe, new cages, or emotional fiddling. You'll need three skills for your parrot lifestyle.
Without these three communication skills we'll find ourselves out of balance.
Humans compensate for the imbalance with materialism, gossip, anger, drinking, overeating, or isolation. We can be short-tempered, offended, impatient. I'm being blunt here. It's easier to approach this with honest reflection than throwing a blanket over the cage of reality. Balance is the key to success in life and in the companion parrot lifestyle. It's impossible to feel independent and confident in choices if we haven't first built a humble, equal value perspective into our relationship with our parrots (and the humans as well).