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Primary Lessons Progress Chart for Parrot Chicks

Early Parrot Education

Preparations for the young parrot’s life as a companion bird begins in a small window of opportunity – during the fledgling’s fastest growth and mental developmental stages and taught at critical stages of development, both cognitive as well as physical. Early parrot Education encourages the fledglings’ caretakers to implement the training with structure and to record the acquired skills in the primary lessons report card, which becomes part of the fledgling’s permanent records. Fledglings advance through their lessons after achievement in prior lessons.

Examples of Primary Education Lessons for Parrot Chicks

  • Preparations for traveling in a pet transporter
  • Desensitization to interventions such as being groomed or examined by an avian health practitioner without stress
  • Weaning onto an optimal diet
  • Achievement of beneficial exercise and independent play with various levels of foraging and flight harness training.

Each lesson, once mastered, becomes a building block toward a more advanced lesson as the fledgling matures. While many of the stages are implemented at the breeder facility, retailers and even the pet owners will find that by maintaining the program with the later stages, the outcome will result in an educated pet bird.

The success of the EPE program relies on structure, organization, being opportunistic, record keeping, communication, multitasking various primary lessons in combination in order to be more efficient.

The Primary Lessons Progress chart documents the methodically introduced lessons that apply to all pet parrots species.

Examples of lessons found in these charts that prepares the fledgling parrot for life as a companion.

Avian caretakers, be it the breeder, pet retailer and even the new pet owner, can maintain a record of each fledglings achievement or advancement with Primary Lessons Progress Chart.

We encourage that all EPE educated fledglings depart from their primary caretakers with the Primary Lessons progress chart. This, along with other documents, will be essential to guide future caretakers to provide optimal care and recognize the educational foundation provided as a maturing fledgling.

As this document becomes part of the parrot’s permanent records, caretakers can maintain the education that benefits the bird’s lifestyle as a companion pet.

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