Is it possible to tame a bird of prey right out of the jungle?
If so, one would have to know how to tame and feed a wild bird of prey. We know that this can be done, and many do it every day to benefit the well being of their avian companions– and for many of us there's nothing better than working with our pets, and working on a "what to do when…" list.
To begin our journey we go back and try to figure out how a tame bird of prey can be worked out and taught to perform a task for us. A tame bird of prey requires a certain set of skills. To begin working with one, it's necessary to be familiar with how to feed it (and it's certainly essential that it's safe to feed one on the regular) .
A tame bird of prey may need to be trained to "stop" or "walk". If it's a bird that isn't familiar with humans (or you) , there's no need to force it to learn. There's a trick to teaching it that works and we'll learn it in just a minute.
How to Train a Wild Bird of Prey to Walk On Your Back Once it understands what a walk means for it, training that walk can be fairly straightforward. The trainer will need to understand how the bird responds to this action, so that it understands what we're trying to get it to do.
They'll want to work on both the visual and auditory aspects of this walk, as it is not something that can be done on its own. For the first few days, and perhaps even after, the trainer will want to introduce the bird to the object that it will need to be familiar with to accomplish this task.
For instance, if it is to walk down our steps and stop to rest, it may need to experience this without us asking it about it. It can do so by climbing up onto our bed and lying on its back, or if it's an active bird that needs to run, it can climb up on a branch and take off.
Either way, you can use that method as your starting point. If you can get your dog to stop and sit or to perform a similar task, that's a good first step. The owner must also be careful with its reaction, so be careful to not over- train it.
When learning to walk, your dog might react in a calm manner, but when it's given enough reinforcement, they may run away, jump onto furniture, and otherwise attempt to escape. It's important to get the dog used to what's happening around it and how it should behave toward it.
Train it for a while. The more often you have with the pet bird of prey, the more it'll be willing to do for you and the fewer chances it faces of having its behavior interrupted. After a good amount of use, it will begin to understand what you want it to do.
This will be a gradual process, in which your pet bird of prey may not be trained completely right away or at a specific level because the trainer is trying to get it used to doing something. Take it for a walk.
When your pet bird of prey is trained to stand or lay down on you, you may be able to give it a couple of hours a day for the next few months. If your practice involves training your pet bird of prey to "walk" on its own, for instance on walks or in the backyard, then this is a good time to take them for a walk.
The bird will be more willing to sit or be on the ground if you just allow it to be. If you have a pet bird of prey that won't be happy in its normal position, your trainer will tell you what to do about it, and you can take it off the leash, place it in a different area, and then slowly introduce it back to its normal position.
You may need to start the "walking" exercise with small steps first, and continue doing this for quite some time. This is only a gentle walk, and it's very important that you exercise the bird, which it is likely to be very nervous about.