EPE for the Companion Parrot Owner

Once Early Parrot Education is completed at the breeding facility, it doesn’t mean the parrots education ends there… We strongly encourage all EPE educated fledglings continue their program at home with their new caretakers. To ensure that the fledgling maintains all that he has learned, it is important to continue with daily weight monitoring, exploring with feeding enrichment, practice desensitization strategies such as towel restraint.

To learn more about the Early Parrot Education program and the techniques to use, we encourage you to review the program links below.

(Be sure to bookmark this page – we will have many more strategies and techniques to share with you over time)

  • Misting & Preening Education

    Regular preening keeps the feathers clean and well groomed. Without regular misting and preening, flight feathers may quickly become compromised... Read More
  • Flight Harness Training Your Parrot

    You can help your companion bird develop flight skills with the use of an avian flight harness. But first you must desensitize your parrot to the harness... Read More
  • Foraging Training for Parrots

    An efficient way of incorporating the EPE lessons throughout the stages is to have accessories needed organized and within reach when working with the fledglings... Read More
  • Desensitization to the Physical Exam

    Desensitization to the physical exam can be carefully implemented throughout the physical health assessment inspection of the chicks... Read More

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