Dear Parrot Lover,
Unfortunately for some parrot owners, having a Parrot who bites is a way of life for them. They are constantly on guard and fearful that their Parrot will snap and lunge at them whenever he or she feels like it. This makes them nervous around their Parrot - which their Parrot will pick up on and will, in turn, be nervous around their owners. Nervous parrots bite….and so the cycle begins.
However, it doesn’t have to be this way at all!
The hardest step in training your parrot to not bite is to overcome your own fear of your parrot. Once an owner has been bitten by their parrot, it can be quite hard for them to trust their parrot to not bite them the next time they approach their parrot. Try to remain calm and confident whenever you are interacting with your parrot. Keep in mind that if you are nervous around your parrot, he or she will sense that and will be nervous as well; and a nervous or scared parrot can become aggressive very quickly and may bite purely out of protection, whether or not you meant any harm.
The next step in training your parrot to not bite is to understand your parrot’s behavior so that you can avoid ever being bitten again. Parrots are very intelligent creatures and as such, have their own unique way of communicating with their owners; as well as having an innate ability to understand complex things better than any other companion animal.
Your parrot will mostly like exhibit a behavior that will tell you he or she is upset and may be getting ready to bite. Once you have learned which behaviors these are, not only will you be able to prevent your parrot from biting, but you will also be able to identify the triggers that lead up to a bite.
A good example of this type of warning behavior is your parrot fluffing out his or her feathers and/or pinning their eyes.
It is important to heed these warning signs. If you do not and do get bitten, you will most probably flinch and scream from the shock and pain of being bitten. Now, because all parrots love a bit of drama, your parrot will love the reaction that you gave when you were bitten. Unfortunately, this means that be flinching and screaming you have now taught your parrot that if he or she bites you, they will receive a show and that they will be rewarded for the bite with your comedic antics and loud screams.
Remember that whenever your parrot does bite you, gently reprimand them with a stern ‘No Bite!”.
Bring a Parrot Training Expert into Your Home
Many of you have met Chet Womach through our earlier newsletters, and if you’ve checked out his website, you know he’s unbeatable when it comes to giving parrot owners everything they need to train their birds.
If you don’t know Chet, now is the time to meet him.
First Day Results
With Chet, you don’t get books or entertainment-oriented videotapes. You don’t get actors working with “untrained” birds that have actually been trained. You get to crawl inside the head of a true “Bird Whisperer” so you finally get to understand bird behavior yourself.
Anyone can easily tame and train even a wild, biting, out of control “juvenile delinquent” into a trick-trained, hand-tamed and fully trusting “family member” on the first day. It’s true. You get to see step-by-step demonstrations with untrained birds so that you can easily repeat them and get the same results.
Learn While Sitting on Your Couch
With Chet, you don’t get books or entertainment-oriented videotapes. You get fun-to-watch videos and simple-to-read instruction manuals that cover all aspects of training, from breaking bad habits to creating the ideal, fun-loving companion.
In less than 19 minutes a day, in as little as 2 weeks, even complete novices get fabulous results. Using Chet’s “Tame and Train” techniques, your bird will:
Climb onto your hand without biting or fearing you
Shake its head “No” in response to a simple signal from you
Nod “Yes” on command
Play fetch and bring objects to you
Lie on its back in your hands, or on a table, like a sleeping baby
Give you an enthusiastic one-legged wave whenever you enter a room or give a hidden signal