Trust - new bird

by Dino

I just adopted a pineapple conure (i also have a sun conure)and the pineapple hes been with us for over a week and hes still scared and wont step up,or even let me pet him. He just runs away and i dont see it getting any better. I didnt have any problems with my sun conure, any advice?

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Jun 18, 2011
Getting new bird to trust you
by: Tracie

I suggest you read some of the training articles on our Parrot Training page and then try to set aside specific times that you can spend working with your bird.

For the most part, we have always purchased hand tame and hand raised birds. We would bring home the ones that we seemed to "connect" with at the breeder's home. Even still, after a week or so some will suddenly decide they don't want to be held. We have implemented the things you will read on our Parrot Training page.

Patience and persistence is important along with learning their body language so you can back off when they give warning.

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