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Published on 16 Aug 2014 | over 3 years ago


Video about how to make a parrot not bite you. No parrot bites occur in this video because the right approach is used and the bird is not put into a situation where it wants to bite.

I am birdsitting a friend's blue and gold macaw for a few weeks. The first time I met this bird it bit me, Not too hard, but a premeditated bite nonetheless. So I am going to show you a bit of how I worked with this parrot and how my brother approaches her to step up for the first time without getting bit at all.

Since this parrot has been known to bite, I was secretly hoping to catch a clip of my brother getting nailed by this boarding parrot. But he did everything exactly the right way, plus the handling and socialization I've been putting in with this bird all week, biting did not occur.

Since my brother did such a fantastic job handling an unfamiliar bird with success, I had him elaborate on the approach he used to help you learn to approach a parrot without making it bite you.

Rachel is a 2 year old blue and gold macaw that has begun to get testy with biting this summer. She is moving up into the juvenile testing stage and has been known to bite everyone but her owner. So I've been working to reverse that with training and socialization while the parrot is staying with me.

For more tips about how to teach your parrot not to bite and step up reliably, check out my book, The Parrot Wizard's Guide to Well-Behaved Parrots:
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