Please help me !!! Need to gain parrot trust

by Malhas

i bought an african grey a month ago, he seemed to like me in the first days and he let me touch him and everything went well,untill one day he went out the cage once and flew and crashed to the wall,after that i felt that he doesn't trust me anymore like before and liked my sister more.... yesterday i fought with my sister and he got from shouting scared and fell down in the cage.... he seemed very scared of me and didnt like me at all after that fight .... i need to get his trust again and get him love me again !! ..... please help me pleaaaase !!!

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Jan 17, 2012
Parrot Trust
by: Anonymous

An injured, sick, or ill bird, will always bite. It's the same for dogs and cats. Your bird was seriously injured when he flew into a wall.

Please note, birds have hollow bones with air in them. Therefore they are more fragile.

I highly suggest wing clippings regualarly. They only cost around 5-8$ every cpl months. This prevents them injuries such as this. Any local bird shop can clip thier wings, it doesnt always require a trip to the vet.

However the injuries your bird suffered from the crash DOES require a vet. Get him in and get him seen asap.

Once your bird is healed, he will stop the bitting. Please keep your home peaceful, and calm. You and your sister need to fight, take it somewhere else. Dont fight if your within his hearing range.

Remember, birds also will pick a human to bond with. If you dont want to bird to bond with your sister, limit his time with her. YOu want to keep him social with all humans, so allow interaction. But keep it short, Make sure you have the primary interaction. This will ensure he bonds and trusts you.

Hope this helps, and please find a vet asap to attend to his injuries. And keep his wings clipped!

Jan 17, 2012
Gaining parrot's trust after injury
by: Tracie

Shouting and loud noise will always bother birds. In the wild, it is a warning of danger, you are causing your bird undue stress. Don't be scary and your bird may start trusting you.

We have some parrot training articles you can read on our Parrot Training page that will help you with developing a relationship with your bird.

I also suggest you work on your home relationships, so you do not continue to be yelling and screaming around your bird.

Jan 17, 2012
Please help me !!! Need to gain parrot trust
by: Linda

Your bird has been injured and needs to be taken immediately to an Avian Vet ONLY in your driving area. His wings need to be clipped while at the Avian Vet's, and only the 4-6 Primary flight feathers need to be clipped. These are the long ones at the ends of each wing.

Until you've taken him to an Avian Vet to be checked as to how badly he was hurt when he hit the wall, we can give you no other advice.

This is about your bird being hurt and not you. If you really do love your bird, then you'll take him immediately to the Avian Vet to find out the extent of damage flying into the wall did. He is in pain, and his pain and agony have nothing whatsoever to do with you and your lack of control. Think about the bird and not how YOU feel because he is who is important at this time.

Also, birds do not do well in homes where people fight, so keep that in mind the next time you decide to start a fight with someone. Right now, your bird is sick and unwell and any extra stress will hurt him. Let us know what the Avian Vet has to say.

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