Teach your Parrot to Not Bite

Parrots have the natural instinct to bite and especially when they are provoked by people. This stems from their natural defense mechanisms that they have to use in the wild. Biting is one of the most common defense tactics of parrots. This does not mean that biting should be allowed with your pet parrot. Unlike smaller birds, parrots are typically part of the family and are handled and around kids and other people and should not be allowed to bite.

If you parrot is biting and acting out, you do not want to resort to negative reinforcement tactics. This usually causes the parrot to fight back or retaliate by acting negatively towards you and other people. If your parrot becomes rebellious, it can be harder to work with him and train him. One of the best ways to teach your parrot to not bite is to start early on and work with him every day. If you can stop the bad behavior before it becomes a problem, your chances of keeping your parrot from biting are good. If you do not catch it early on, it can be difficult to get your parrot not to bite.

Techniques to Get Your Parrot to Not Bite

1. Let the parrot trust you by using your hand to step up and to step down using different territories. In order to help your parrot behave well, it needs to trust you and you need to develop that trust.

2. Try giving your parrot treats and food by feeding him with your hand. When the parrot sees that the hand is helping and not threatening to him, he can learn to get used to it.

3. Carry your parrot around in a towel to help him get over his fears of being around unknown objects.

4. Let the parrot come out of its cage on its own time and do not force the parrot to come out when he is not wanting to.

Following those techniques can help you work with your parrot and develop good behavior habits that will make him a great family pet. Try to get him to not start biting early on, and teach him to trust you to ensure that he will be not acting out and wont start the bad habit of biting.

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