All pets can show character, delivering unpleasant sensations to their owner. The problem of how to wean a parrot from biting is of interest to many owners of these bright birds. If a bird behaves this way, you need to find the reasons for this, and this will help to wean it from a bad habit.
Why does a parrot bite?
There can be many reasons for this behavior:
- Acquaintance. If the feathered one is young or lives in the owner’s house recently, nibbling can be a way to get to know each other better. With their beaks, birds try everything that interests them.
- Protecting territory or property. A parrot bites if a toy or food is taken from him during his fun. He can behave like this even in the case when the owner sticks his hand into his cage.
- Fear, stress. A parrot is an emotional, impressionable pet. Many factors can provoke stress in him, and the owner may not be aware of this and the reasons for its occurrence.
- dislike. The bird may feel fear, antipathy towards one of the family members, and more often there are reasons for this.
- Trying to get attention. Some pets yearn without the games and attention of the owner, and biting is a way of “flirting” with him.
- Disease. When a feathered one feels bad, he is not in the mood for communication, and this does not mean that the parrot is evil.
- Hyperexcitability. With problems with the emotional background, the bird can bite often and hurt. In this case, the help of a veterinarian is needed.
- Incorrect taming to hands.
- The pet played and bit not from evil.
How do parrots bite?
The nature of this habit can be different:
- If a parrot suddenly becomes aggressive, its bites can be painful, digging, sometimes bloody.
- If a bird wants to express dislike, fear, it can bite painfully, sharply, quickly.
- If he wants to get to know the owners better, it will be a light, playful biting that does not bring pain.
The parrot bites painfully – how to wean?
The manifestation of retaliatory aggression on the behavior of the pet will give rise to distrust of the bird to the owner. To understand what to do so that the parrot does not bite, you need to determine what are the reasons for such manifestations. If the pet played too much and did it, getting excited, you can gently, without anger, click on its beak. An effective way is to say “no” to your pet in a calm voice after a bite and leave the room. He will understand that such tricks can end in a lack of communication with the owner. This behavior can be repeated, but you need to be patient and continue to wean the bird from this behavior.
Bitten by a parrot – what to do?
If the bird is aggressive, it may bite until it bleeds, but in this case there is no need to panic. Bird diseases are not transmitted to humans, so nothing can infect a pet. At the same time, there is a risk of infection in the wound, so it must be treated with iodine, hydrogen peroxide, brilliant green, and other antiseptics. If redness, swelling, pain does not go away for a long time at the site of injury, it is recommended to consult a doctor.
How to tame a parrot to your hands?
In order not to figure out in the future how to wean a parrot from biting, you need to start taming the bird in your hands. This should be done only when the pet has settled down in the house, in its cage, and is not afraid of the owner. Raising a parrot can be done by following these recommendations:
- Communication. First, you need to talk with your pet at a distance, gradually reducing it. He must understand that a person is communicating with him.
- Treats. Determine what treats the parrot likes and give them to him. Give treats first by slipping them through the bars of the cage. When he comes up to eat a treat, tell him something in an affectionate tone. Give pet food through the cage door. He must himself take food from the hands. Offer treats to your parrot outside the cage, gradually increasing the distance from it.