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- How to wean a budgie bite
- How to Train Your Budgerigar
- How to tame Corella
How to behave with a parrot that bites
First of all, you need to understand why your parrot began to bite. There are several reasons to consider. Budgerigars can behave this way during molting, due to lack of attention, because of fear, or they can thus play or defend their territory. The choice of a way to solve the problem will depend on the cause. For example, if it is only a temporary phenomenon, it is better to just wait.
You can also begin to pay more attention to the parrot, talk to him more often, put special toys in his cage that he can peck. If you understand that the parrot is simply protecting its territory, try not to put your hand in the cage when the bird is there.
In no case do not start loudly screaming at the parrot when it bites, and, of course, do not beat it. A blow can greatly scare the bird, and stress in this case is fraught with big trouble. Screams will be inappropriate for another reason: parrots love loud noises and often make them themselves, so if you scream, the bird may perceive it as a signal for action. Unfortunately, in this way, the owners sometimes, without realizing it, teach their pet to bite. Try to endure pain steadily and calmly. Draw your hand away without touching the bird.
How to make a parrot stop biting
To wean a parrot to bite, you need to make it respond correctly to the word "no", said in a certain tone. As soon as the bird bites you, quickly drive it away and strictly say: “It is impossible”. From the first time, of course, the parrot will not understand anything, but after 4-5 repetitions it will learn that the word "cannot" means "you need to stop doing something." In the future, in the same way you can wean him from many other leprosy.
In some cases, it is appropriate to try to slightly click the parrot on the nose. This does not apply to situations when you have to deal with a pugnacious bird, or a pet that protects its cage, otherwise you run the risk of angry the parrot, and he will begin to bite even more in retaliation.
If the parrot behaves incorrectly during the game, try switching his attention quickly. This will help to solve the problem quickly and easily. In the future, you will learn how to immediately distract the parrot as soon as it starts to bite you, after which the bird eventually forgets its unpleasant habit and starts to behave better.