Best tips to change a clingy birds behavior

My tiel is 4 months old..hand fed but he was the last one... I think he took the back seat with his siblings in the chain of command when it came to food.He nips if he thinks I'm taking his food..which I am working on and getting progress. But I believe I am making him to clingy. Where he is so young I'd like to correct his or my behavior before its too late. Thank you

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Mar 26, 2013
Nippy and clingy bird
by: Tracie

We have a few training and health articles here on our Parrot Training page that will help you with training your bird.

Treat the bird like a 2 year old. You have to be sweet, gentle and FIRM to train a bird. If you take the mindset that YOU are top bird, then the bird will not train you, but you will train the bird.

The most important thing for training is gaining the bird's trust and respect. Work on not feeling frustrated or upset, because the bird will feel your tension and react to that.

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