How to Stop a Parrot From Biting

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Parrots are fascinating pets, and a lot of people own them. Most birds do bite and Parrots will most likely do so. It can hurt when a Parrot bites, and that is not good for anyone, especially if there are children in the home. Birds do need to be trained just like any other pet. Just like any other pet or animal, your Parrot could be a bit more aggressive than others and that needs to be taken care of. Parrots need to be tamed and trained not to bite. Parrots and other birds usually see biting as a form of play, because it is how they naturally play with other birds. They might bite because they are too excited or angry. A Parrot can also bite because they feel with their beak (which doesn't hurt), but if you pull away too fast or scare them somehow your Parrot can begin to bite. The good news is that you can easily correct this behavior and train your Parrot to stop biting.

Things You'll Need

  • Patience
  • A Sense of Calm

Relax:Many birds, including parrots, can feel that you are nervous or anxious around them. This will actually make your parrot feel nervous as well. Before you give your parrot some attention make sure you are calm and confident. Take a few minutes to relax and do some deep breathing before you interact with your parrot. A nervous parrot is more likely to bite. If you are calm and confident your parrot is less likely to bite.

Observe:You must first figure out what is causing your parrot to bite by observation. Do not make eye contact or show any emotion while interacting with your parrot. Simply observe your parrot's behavior and body language and take note of the particular behavior and body language before your parrot bites. There should be something that you will notice that your parrot does before she bites.

Walk Away:There is no need to show your parrot how hurt you are, physically or emotionally, as it can make the biting even worse. If you are hurt remove yourself from the room and take care of it before you go back to your parrot. It's important to stay calm so you can figure out what is causing the biting. Just walk away.

Leave Your Parrot Alone:Most of the time parrots bite because they want to be left alone. If your parrot bites you after trying to take her out of her cage, it is probably because your parrot simply wants to be left alone. When your parrot bites you while you are playing her could be because your parrot got too excited and got carried away. When your parrot bites immediately return her to her cage and shut the door. Do this every time so your parrot can see that you are leaving her alone when she bites.

Be Patient:Use these tips and tricks with your parrot and there should be no more biting within days or weeks. Every parrot learns at a different pace, so be patient and be consistent.

Tips & Warnings

  • Be Patient
  • Be Consitent
  • Get extra help from a vet or a bird trainer if you can't control the biting
  • Ask your vet if she can trim your parrot's beak

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