With companion parrots it is very important to build a relationship with them. Every single one is unique in their own way. By training them it is not only a great bonding activity, it also helps keep them stimulated, happy and healthy! Here are some videos and a few training techniques. *Note* Stick training is a great way to train a hand shy bird into safely stepping up for you. Never force a parrot to do something and always work on their terms. Give them options and never push them as it may damage trust. It is very important to pay attention to a parrot's body language and if they show any signs of fear to back off immediately.