Due to their beauty, necklace parrots have become very popular among bird lovers. These birds got their name for the black and pink stripe that wraps around their neck. Necklace parrots are also remarkable for their onomatopoeic ability: they easily memorize various words and sounds. But having acquired such a parrot, you will need to spend a certain amount of time and effort to tame it.
As a rule, the younger the bird that comes to you, the more successful and faster it will be tamed. It will be better if the parrot is kept alone for the time of taming. If you plan to pair him, wait until the bird gets used to you. The proof of this will be that the parrot is not afraid of the human hand, takes food from it, calmly sits on the shoulder of a person.
Place the cage with the parrot you purchased so that it is about human height. When approaching the cage, call the bird by name and try not to make sudden movements. Do not be surprised if at first the parrot will not approach the feeder - this is normal for a bird in an unfamiliar environment. In this case, you can pour grain into the bottom of the cage. The period of getting used to a parrot's new home can take about a week.
As soon as the bird begins to take grain from the feeder, taming can begin. To begin with, your parrot should get used to eating quietly in your presence. Approach the crate slowly and carefully when your pet is eating. At first, the parrot may get scared, rush to the top of the cage, but gradually he will begin to let you get closer and closer. One day he will completely stop paying attention to your presence nearby. This is a sign that you can move on to the next stage of taming.
Take the parrot's favorite food with your fingers and slowly pull it through the bars of the cage. When doing this, call the parrot by name. It is possible that the bird in the first days will not dare to take food from your hand. This is not a reason to be upset: just be patient. One day, the parrot will grab a tidbit from your hand and jump off to the far corner of the cage. Keep practicing until your feathered friend becomes more trusting.
Try slipping a treat in your open palm through the cage door. Do this very slowly without making any sudden movements. At the same time, talk to the bird quietly and affectionately. Gradually, you will be able to ensure that the parrot not only calmly takes food from his palm, but also sits on your hand. Once the bird is sitting calmly and trustingly on your arm, try to gently lift it out of the cage. Of course, this will not work out the first time either. Try placing the bird on your shoulder, letting it know it's safe and comfortable. Let the parrot fly around the room, and then call him by name, handing him a treat. Then he will return to your hand, and you can put him back in the cage.