Quaker Parrot Training
As with most parrots the best time to begin training a Quaker Parrot is as young as possible, however that is not always possible but with patients it can be done. Parrot Training is important for a healthy pet.
Getting the birds wings clipped is definitely the best place to start. Once you start working your bird, remember to always be gentle, use slow movements around him. After getting the wings clipped you can gradually let the bird out of the cage. The best way is to let the cage open until he leaves and explores on his own, once out work with him away from the cage (as a last resort you might have to use a towel to get him out of or away from the cage). Cage aggression is common with quakers, and it will be much easier for you in to work "neutral territory." It will be better if you take him to another room, away from his cage to a room he's never been in before.
It is best to keep each training session short (like 5 min), and you might want to work with him once or twice a day. The first lesson could be to start with the up command. Start with a wooden perch in one hand and slowly move towards the birds feet. Eventually with patients the bird will step up onto the perch, a reward can be given. The first few step ups may not last long, but with practice the bird will become accustomed to stepping up. Older Quaker Parrots will usually take longer but will come along when the feel secure. After the bird becomes comfortable with stepping up, than one can slowly begin to introduce a finger or hand.
After this initial training lesson, more tricks and behaviors can be taught. For more excellent parrot training technique click here