hissing sound?

by timmy

My bird makes a hissing noise. Mainly when he's looking and studying things. He's been with me a month or so, and do not know his personality previously. I'm trying to teach him to stop biting n step up. No one is by him when he makes the noise. Is it normal? If so, why does ur bird do it so I know why mine does.

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Dec 29, 2012
HISSING means something.
by: Anonymous

Hi there, it is very early yet and your bird is just making sure you keep your distance at certain times. My bird is a cuddle tame bird and we had her since she was 3 months old. Today she is a year an a half and she only hisses when she is playing peek a boo in her tent I look in, so its a playful hiss but all the same about telling me, I am in here so back off or I will get you. lol. She never bites hard, she is in that trust stage with us so she is careful as to how hard she bites, then there is the hissing when she is on my shoulders and my 7 year old decides she wants to come over and kiss her or pet her, although she loves to spend time with my 7 year old, my now adult conure decides the timing of things and she hisses only for certain things, so the fact is that your parrot is still getting to know you and will hiss, your parrot will eventually know you and still use the hissing method to communicate, about, timing of things. lol. / just don't show fear and respect your birds wishes. They will trust you eventually and have a great relationship with you.

Dec 29, 2012
Bird making hissing sound
by: Tracie

I guess some things make your bird uncomfortable, possibly. For training help, you can read our training articles on our Parrot Training page and you may wish to look at our health articles too. A healthy bird is a happier bird. :-)

The main thing to keep in mind with a new bird, is to go slow with everything and earn the bird's trust. Don't jerk if the bird nips you, no matter how bad it hurts. Just say in a calm low voice "nooooo." The training articles should help you though.

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