Watch this site for the release of
Chris Biro’s new training manual “The Behavior Gamble”.
The secrets used by top professional parrot trainers involve many fields of science, including operant conditioning, classical conditioning, ethology, and biology. Each of these fields of science offer basic concepts that are usually easy for the public to learn and are highly beneficial when applied to parrot training (dogs, cats and horses also). Due to differences in terminology, definitions and dramatically different perspectives, blending the information from these different fields is not so easy and could be described as an art, only mastered through years of practice. As these sciences change and progress the animal trainer who relies on them must also change and progress. True mastery is only an illusion we pursue, recognizing that staying on the path of this pursuit is the best we can actually hope for.
In my new book, The Behavior Gamble, I offer you my understanding of parrot training acquired since I started doing shows with parrots in 1989. Since then I have made my living as a professional parrot trainer and showman and spent considerable time studying animal behavior both from text books and in conducting my own research with freeflight training parrots. I, The Behavior Gamble, I have done my best to bring together the related concepts from several fields of science despite some of their apparent terminology and philosophical difference and present this information so anyone can understand and benefit from it.
Some will disagree with some of what I write. This is fine. If anyone can show me the science that challenges what I believe and offer in The Behavior Gamble, then I will change what I believe and offer to match the improved science. I believe in science. Which is another way of saying “I believe there is something I do not know, the knowing of which would change everything.”
To view videos of my birds flying loose outdoors, visit my other website www.libertywings.com
To take a class on freeflight training parrots.
To follow my work with reintroducing wild parrots into places they are gone from visit the website of our 501c3 non profit organization Bird Recovery International