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Posted by: ahope1986 at Thu Jan 10 12:16:41 2008  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by ahope1986 ]  
   

No one's posted here in a long time, hopefully someone will see this. Basically we got a female brown headed parrot about a month ago. Right off the bat she kept biting me and I since then have not been able to feel comfortable to really hold her, I have held her a few times, but not very much. She bonded with my husband very quickly, within a week she was doing the bird mating thing lowering her wings and regurgitating food. In the last week she has started to warm up to me being very curious what I'm doing, and has begun to bite my husband a lot.
My first question is can you teach a bird not to bite. I have read that really only positive reinforcement works. My husband tries to 'drop' her if he can when she bites, but she HOLDS onto him. Will we just have to endure the biting or is there hope in training her?
Also, my husband can't do anything at home, if he goes to the bathroom she squawks, if he is just sitting reading, and not moving around entertaining her, she squawks. Has anyone had success in discouraging squawking and encouraging quieter noises?
Any input is appreciated.
Thanks.


   

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