How do I get my bird to stop biting

by Kristen
(Arizona)

My sister got a bird and she did not have enough time to take care of him so she gave him to me and I got him a friend but her old bird will not stop biteing me ? I need help when I try to pick him up he pecks and peck and Eventully starts screaming . What do I do??

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Mar 12, 2012
Get the bird to stop biting
by: Tracie

It would be helpful to know what species you have, because some birds go through hormonal stages and you can not handle them at that time. Amazon parrots are one species that sometimes have hormonal issues.

Your bird needs to know it can trust you and it needs to want to be a part of your "flock" before it will enjoy being with you. This may take some time and a LOT of patience on your part.

We have some training articles on our Parrot Training page that will help you with developing a relationship of trust with your bird so that you can eventually train the bird.

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