A blue and gold macaw outside eating a very messy piece of banana.

How do I get my bird to shut up?

A question that arrived in the subject line of an email today. I emailed back my own subject line. You don't. You don't 'get' a parrot to do anything. You can get groceries. If you're so inclined, you can get a tattoo. With enough time and money, you can get just about anything. Which has nothing to do with your parrot being a parrot.

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Fledgling blue Indian ringneck parakeet learning to play with toys and use a tree stand.

How to Play with a Parrot

How does a human play with their parrot? Follow their lead. Throw out the user manual for the toys you bring home and wait for your parrot to show you what's what about that. Try one or all of these playing with your parrot ideas.

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