agrresive parrot

by Natasha Daigle
(Fredericton, nb, canada)

i received a year old myers parrot two years ago who had been abused by university students. still to date i am unable to touch, or hold the parrot because he will attack and bite. is there anyway i can train him or is it too late as he has passed an age in which its able to train ?

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Nov 29, 2011
agrresive parrot
by: Linda

Have you taken this abused, neglected bird to an Avian Vet to be checked for infections and other physical issues. If you have not, then you have to do that before any training because a sick bird is not a happy bird, and this one may have been sick from the beginning. All new birds have to be checked by an Avian Vet, and rescue birds have to go the very first thing because they are already sick, malnourished and have many physical issues like vitamin deficiencies.

When Tracie said you need patience, getting this bird to trust humans again can take years, so get him checked out by avian vet and then take it a step at a time. You cannot expect this bird to trust you or any humans. You have to prove yourself worthy of his trust and then he may still bite. If he's sick, he does not want to be bothered, so get that taken care of first.

Keep in touch with us and thank you for taking in this pitivul bird. I just hope and pray your expectations were not too high because this trust thing can take a long, long time. Love him as he needs to be loved. All abused/neglected parrots have already lived through hell on earth. Try and see things as he does, and put yourself in his place. This will help you to empathize with him, and he'll feel this from you though he may not show it for a long time. He needs you, so please don't let him down like all the other humans have. Be a hero to him and to yourself.

Linda

Nov 29, 2011
helping older parrot trust
by: Tracie

I believe with time and patience you can help this bird learn to trust you. We have articles on our Parrot Training page that might help you with this.

I know of many people that have taken old "rescue" birds and helped them grow to trust them and their family. It takes time and patience, but if you learn your bird's body language it will greatly help you know when to move forward and when to back off so the bird learns to trust you.

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