my princess parrot wont let me hold him

gday i have a princess parrot named sparky he doesn't bite me at all.but he wont let me hold him everytime i go to nurse him on my finger he jumps off. he seems to be happy just doesn't like to be touched.i need help please

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Feb 09, 2010
my princess parrot wont let me hold him
by: Linda

Lots of the parrots DO NOT LIKE TO BE PETTED while a lot of them do. I would just allow bird to come around to the petting in his own time. If you keep pushing him to allow something he's not comfortable with, his behaviors will become worse in other ways. If his wings are not clipped, then take him to an Avian Vet for a checkup and to have wings clipped. Just have the vet clip the Primary flight feathers which are the 6 long ones at the end of the wings. NEVER CUT UP ANY HIGHER THAN THE PRIMARY FEATHERS AS THIS HURTS THE BIRD, AND CAN AND DOES CRIPPLE THEM. THE PAIN THEY FEEL FROM THIS IS CONSTANT.

Your bird may need to see the Avian Vet anyway as birds who are sick are becoming that way tend to be more irritable than healthy birds. So take him in to be checked for infections and to have his wings clipped.

Thanks for writing,
Linda

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