By Rebecca K. O'Connor
Lucky you! You just brought home a parrot and now you are enjoying that wonderful new bird smell, loving those long cuddle sessions and enjoying that he is always on his best behavior. You think you may just have the perfect bird. Or maybe he’s not so perfect, but he is just right for you. Now how do you keep him that way?
A young bird is a wonderful opportunity to start from the beginning. You can teach him that human beings are honest, communicate clearly and are worthy of trust as well as affection. You can teach him that he has control of his interactions with his flock, some say in his day and that new things are for exploration and play. You can set the groundwork for a wonderful life if you are willing to do a little preparation and have a little fun yourself.
**For the full article, pick up the April 2009 issue of BIRD TALK**
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