Teaching a Parrot to Take Food Without Biting





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Published on Feb 17, 2014


Santina the Green-Winged Macaw has a visitor and things don't exactly turn out so well off the bat. Ginger goes up to give a nut to the parrot and gets nailed. Learn how not to approach a strange, new, or someone else's parrot and then how to offer food to a bird without getting bit. This is also helpful to be able to guide other people visiting your parrot not to get bit as well during the earlier stages of the socialization process where your parrot is learning to take food from others.

This video is in real time to show you the body language, speed of approach, and solutions to get a parrot to begin taking food without the opportunity to bite. As the parrot becomes more aware that it will receive food and nothing harmful, the more trusting it will become and the less likely it will be to bite even when it has the chance to.

Check out the article for more information

For my complete approach to parrot keeping, please refer to my book, The Parrot Wizard's Guide to Well-Behaved Parrots:


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