Advise needed with my Brown Headed Parrot
by Jessica Ross
I have owned my parrot for just over a month. He is about 6 months old and spent 3 months in a pet shop. I am looking for someone who could help me with the general training of my parrot. He has improved in the short space of time but still bites terribly.
He is now sitting on my shoulder but the biting is proving to be an issue. He spoke this morning for the first time - I was surprised as I did not expect him to talk only after a month of me talknig to him. He only speaks when he thinks Im not there.
How do I a) train him to come to me and see me as someone to love. b) how do I encourage him to talk around me. I am enjoying having him as part of my life and I have found him quite a charactor. Any advise would be very grateful. Parrots are the most amazing pets.
ps I have a story which involves teenage behaviour. I scolded my parrot - Hugo for biting me and said a loud "NO". I went off to do something and when I came back he had climbed the curtain and was all puffed up. I called to him and he simply turned his back on me - I thought it was quite commical but the question is this: Are Brown Headed Parrots capable of throwing a teenage tantrum?