Dear Parrot Lover,
What is the Worst Parrot Problem?
It’s got to be biting for sure! What can you do about it if you have a bird that is aggressive or bites?
It can be difficult to work with a biting bird, but it’s not impossible. You first have to identify what has caused the problem. For example, some cases of aggression may be a learned behavior such as the bird is uncomfortable being handled. If he threatens to bite someone and that person moves away, he has accidentally been taught that aggression works to keep people away. That doesn’t
mean you should allow yourself to be bitten; however, there are ways to teach him to behave differently.
Aggression may also partially be symptomatic of captivity stress. It’s important that a parrot have a rich environment that is stimulating, healthy, and positive. If you can enrich your bird’s world, you can greatly improve his behavior with that alone.
Retraining Your Bird
If you already have a bird that bites, you have to work at the root cause. Once you know the cause, you can work on establishing a training system that addresses not just the biting but also the cause for it.
You’re not alone. Being bitten by a parrot happens to just about every parrot lover at some point. A bird that has bitten is not a bad bird. Biting is actually a normal part of parrot behavior if he becomes frightened, territorial, hormonal, threatened, etc. You need to be prepared to work around the possibility of being bitten while retraining your bird. You can’t force your bird to not bite you, but you can condition him and help change the behavior.
Bird Tricks is a training system that not only teaches you how to work with your bird and teach him new skills, but it also helps you address problem behaviors. The professionals at Bird Tricks have experience working with birds that bite, and they can show you the skills you’ll need to work with your bird.
You’ll learn to better predict your bird’s behavior by correctly reading his body language. This will help prevent a bite from happening. You’ll also learn the correct way to handle your bird if he bites again so that you can limit the damage to you. You’ll also see how to train your bird to develop a better overall relationship. Plus you can check out a variety of videos, including free videos, that will address exactly how to stop your bird’s biting problem.