Green cheek conures are nibbly birds by nature. Green cheek babies bite to explore the world with their beaks (not really a true bite, but it can still be a painful nibble!) Green cheek conure biting happens when birds feel threatened, frightened, or maybe the bird is just in a bad mood. You can never full stop a green cheek conure from biting, it's in their nature. But here are some ways to stop green cheeks from biting you as much as your bird is biting you now:
Stop Green Cheeks From Biting By Making Friends
No, it's not a rant about animal rights, we promise! If your bird likes you more, it logically follows that this will keep them from biting. If you've just brought your green cheek conure home, remember to give your green cheek time to get used to their surroundings, and you. Once your bird warms up to it's human, this should stop a green cheek conure from biting so much.
Train Green Cheek Conures Not To Bite
Certainly, you got that right, along the lines of dogs birds can be without question trained to get rid of undesirable manners. In this case, you'll be able to train a green cheek conure to not ever nibble by positive (never ever negative) reinforcement. Choose a loudness or a word. As soon as your green cheek conure is biting you too hard, duplicate the phrase, and place them all back in their cage.
Parrots often link being put back within their own cage with abuse. Eventually, your own green cheek conure will associate your own loudness or perhaps word (for instance "gentle chew" or "no chomp" with the meaning of stop biting now, please. You'll be able to likewise make this happen along with their own favorite treat. Whenever your conure is no longer biting you, permit them to have their own favorite treat to encourage them for sitting on you quietly.
Small Earthquakes Stop Biting Conure Parrots
Earthquakes? What?! By earthquakes, of course, we mean the small movements of your arm. When a green cheek conure bites their owner, it takes concentration. If you notice your green cheek conure biting, or preparing to bite, move your arm a bit to stop biting in it's tracks.
Don't Let Your Green Cheek Conure On Your Shoulder
Birds associate being up high with dominating another bird, or in this case, you. If you let your green cheek conure climb on your shoulder or head, you encourage this dominating behavior. You also encourage your green cheek conure biting your ear - ouch!
Wing Clipping As A Method To Stop Green Cheek Conures From Biting
When you clip a bird's wings, you take them down about ten pegs in terms of aggressiveness. We're not exactly encouraging wing clipping of your bird, just saying that wing clipping of a young bird may give you many months to work on the aggressiveness issue. When a bird's wings are clipped they come to need you for their movement, and may come to trust you more. It exists as an option, though a controversial one, to stop a green cheek conure from biting.
Make The Biting Conure Parrot Environment A Safer One
Many reasons that birds bite come from fear, or feeling threatened. When a conure parrot can't fly away (it's first choice of defense from danger) it will use the last resort that it has: biting their human owner. Birds are prey animals, and need to feel protected from harm such as new situations, aggressive pets, and even young children. Move your bird to a safer environment, such as a quieter room, if your green cheek conure is biting. Remember, once your bird feels safe and settled, it will trust you more, and will stop biting hard (if not stop biting altogether.)
Provide your green cheek conure a happy home (and lots of discipline) and your bird will come to respect you by not biting. Green cheek conure biting can never be fully avoided, but with these tips, you can stop green cheek bites from happening more often than you'd ideally like.
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