How do you train your birds to allow petting?

It takes more than just training to get the bird used to petting it; it takes awareness of your bird's needs and the ability to deal with its temperament. There is a wide range in a bird's level of ease with humans; some simply want their own space. In order to get your bird to feel comfortable with contact, you will need to figure out how to approach it if it is a picky eater.