Dear Parrot Lover,
Does your parrot often mistake your fingers for his chew toy? Have you often asked yourself ‘Why’?
Whenever a parrot owner has been bitten by his or her parrot, they immediately start to distrust their parrot and slowly start to reduce the amount of time that they spend with their parrot. The parrot, on the other hand, sees this distance as a reason to defend himself and will become quite territorial.
It is obviously best to not let things escalate to this point. Be being positive and having lots of patience it is quite easy to turn a biting parrot into a sweet and cuddly one.
The first thing you should do is to learn how to interpret your parrot’s body language as this will give you clues as to when, and why, your parrot will bite.
In most cases, parrot owners don’t give their parrots the freedom to choose and will actually, unknowingly, force their parrot to do something that they simply do not want to do. So, the parrot bites their owner as a way of telling them that.
This is often the case when a parrot owner wants their parrot to step off of their shoulder after they’ve been there quite a while, and their parrot doesn’t want to leave their nice high perch and so bites the fingers that are intruding on their ‘branch’.
Common reasons that Parrots bite are:
Protecting their cage/toys/favorite person
It is best to learn how to read the subtle behavior signs that parrots exhibit as a way of forewarning you that he is preparing to bite you. Once you are able to easily recognize these signs, not only will you be able to better understand your parrot’s behavior, but you will also be able to identify the triggering factors that precede a painful bite. Of course knowing all this will also help you in preventing your parrot from actually biting you ever again.
Such warning signs include your parrot pinning his eyes or fluffing out his feathers. Never ignore these signs. If you do, your parrot will most undoubtedly bite you, and you will either flinch and/or scream in pain.
Because parrots love comedic antics, they will quickly learn that if they bite you, you will ‘reward’ them with a performance.
Learning to understand your parrot’s behavior will help you to forge a better, loving and trusting relationship with your parrot that will last for many years to come.
How Can You Teach Your Parrot
If it Keeps Biting You?
Most parrot owners know how ferocious parrots can become as they age. Great care and lots of love just aren’t enough because there are reasons parrots bite, and if you don’t know the reasons and the tricks necessary to change their behavior, you and your parrot are stuck.
Chet Womach is a specialist at helping people fix parrot behavior problems. He has owned parrots since he was 10 years of age, and knows firsthand how parrot behavior can change with age. Fortunately for other parrot owners, Chet decided to develop an incredibly powerful and effective Taming, Training and Tricks System.
No Pre-Trained Birds
When Chet first started his research on bird training, he noticed that all the videos he saw used pre-trained birds! The trainers demonstrate techniques on trained birds, so the viewer never gets to see what the birds were like before the training, and, most importantly, the challenges that come up in the training process.
Chet’s work is truly amazing. He filmed hours and hours of training sessions in which he tried all kinds of things to get the results he was after, including techniques used on different kinds of animals. When something didn’t work, he had to adapt and invent.
Ultimately, he created a refined and proven parrot training system that gets results during the first training session and produces drastic bad behavior changes in as little as 48 hours. Chet’s system is based on parrot instincts, not smarts, so it works on any species of bird and doesn’t require high intelligence. You won’t need any other source of advice.