important that every pet owner understands when animals have behavioral
problems and how to resolve them. And just like pets like cats and dogs can
behave badly, parrots can exhibit a number of problematic behaviors and
frustrate their owners. However, there are certain behavioral problems in
parrots that are reported more often than others. Read on to find out what
parrot behavior problems to look for and what you can do to fix them.
Biting is probably the most common problem with parrots, and it is often the
result of the way the owner approaches and treats his animal. If you approach
your parrot with concern, it will feel it and respond with a bite. And if you scare
or damage your bird with your hands, it learns to associate your hands with
something bad. Parrots and other birds have no hands to defend themselves,
so they use their beak. Unfortunately, not all birds are treated like those of
XtreemParrotlets and can act for fear of abuse. Even if you’ve always been
nice to your parrot, it can react this way because it has been treated before.
The best way to overcome the biting problem is to approach your parrot
calmly and always use your hands in a friendly manner, never for rejection or
punishment. Reward your parrot if it does not bite you and avoid reacting if it
bites you. If you cry or shout, it will increase behavior and your parrot will
continue to bite you.
2- Picking plumes
It is a serious problem that almost three in ten birds will eventually suffer
from, although there are many different causes. Poor nutrition can lead to
brittle or frayed feathers. Therefore, make sure your parrot receives a
varied diet with lots of nutrients. Lack of light can also cause mutilation of
parrots. Place your bird cage in a sunny place in the house so that your
parrot receives a daily dose of sun and vitamin D. The feathers may be
due to boredom.
Lastly, feather plucking is often a sign of depression or loneliness. Spend
plenty of time with your parrot and give it lots of attention, especially if you
have recently spent time away from home or someone in the household has
Although calls and vocalizations are common in most birds, especially at
dusk, inappropriate calls are an obvious problem. As with the bite, ignore
any cries or noises you dislike and avoid looking at or walking towards
your parrot when it cries. Reward your pet with care and praise when it
stops shouting. Wait a little longer before making sure your parrot learns
not to cry. Cries can be the result of boredom or stress. To eliminate the
cause of the problem, make sure that your parrot is stimulated by toys and
many human interactions. And just like talking or writing down our feelings
can help us manage stress, so teaching your parrot to speak can help
them express their feelings.
4- Destructive behavior
Destructive behavior in parrots such as messy cages or furniture bites is
often a sign that your pet is not receiving enough mental stimulation. Spend a
lot of time with your parrot, talk to it and include it in your daily activities, such
as: B. Family meals and television. Get new toys for your parrot to avoid
boredom, and speak and rent your parrot regularly, especially if they don’t
show destructive behavior.
5- Becoming territorial
Territorial birds react to all those who occupy a certain area, such as B.
furniture, or attack and claim it as personal territory. Birds can sometimes
become territorial due to hormonal changes. However, the territoriality of your
parrot could be a sign that it is not satisfied with its environment and that you
are not feeling as comfortable as you wish. Joining techniques such as
sharing bird-safe food and bathing your parrot regularly can be as helpful as
relaxing your parrot with soothing music.
Try to create a calm and open atmosphere so that your parrot learns to live
with you and your family without taking up territory. Encourage and encourage
your parrot to stop behavioral problems These common behavioral problems
in parrots are mainly due to a lack of stimulation in their environment. So be
sure to keep your parrot busy by talking to your pet regularly, giving them toys
to play with, and engaging them in daily activities. And although many of these
bad behaviors should be ignored in order not to reinforce them, always
remember to encourage and praise your parrot for its good behavior.