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To help tame a frightened, wild bird, take it into a small room, such as a bathroom. Close the door, sit on the floor close to the bird and speak to it in soothing tones. The bird can't get far away from you in such close quarters and will eventually accept your presence. It may take awhile to win the bird's trust, but by using LOTS of patience, it can be done.
Never buy a bird just because you want one that talks. Some birds develop wonderful vocabularies while others may only learn to say their names. And a bird from a species with the reputation for being great talkers may never say anything! Be prepared to love your bird for who he is, whether he speaks or not.
If your parrot has gotten out of his cage and you're having difficulty catching him, here's what to do. Dim the room lights, give the bird a chance to settle down, and then toss a light weight blanket over him. If the bird is much smaller, such as a finch or canary, use a towel instead of a blanket. Then you can carefully bundle the bird up and put it back inside its cage. Careful! Birds can still bite through the blanket.