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Worst thing for a bird owner to do!

One of the worst things to do when you own a bird is punish the bird. Yelling, screaming, or heaven forbid hitting the bird will only make your bird behavior worse and make them scared/aggressive towards you. Birds need positive reinforcement. So reward the good behavior ignore the bad. For example if your bird bites you instead of Yelling and shaking you hand simply follow these steps 1. gently grab the top of the beak to get them to let go if they have a hold still. If they have let go do not do they step. 2. Set the bird down or walk away if bird in a ready perched somewhere. 3. Ignore the bird. For about 5 -...

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Discourageable Behaviors Biting

One of the worst things to do if you get a bite from a bird is to react, I know that is very hard to do but if you don"t you may actually be reinforcing the behavior. Birds love attention its not surprise there, so if your bird bites you and you scream they will most likely be like "ooo this is fun i get attention" or "i can get them to stop if i bite"  so if you get a bite simply don't react, stop what you are doing  and think back on what you were doing. Maybe you were ignoring the signs was the bird not wanting to step up but you made it?  Myself and my family...

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Toxic Food List - Parrots

Alcohol - NEVER under any circumstances allow your bird to ingest, even the smallest amount can be fatal. Apple and Pear Seeds- When chewed or crushed they release cyanide. Consumed in high amounts it can cause death Pits of Peach, Apricot, Nectarine, Cherry, Plum- The pits of fruits such as these should never be given to your birds as if crushed they release cyanide Avocado- The entire plant and fruit can cause cardiac arrest. unripe fruits contain persin which can cause illness or death Dried uncooked soup type beans- kidney beans and other soup beans contain a toxin called Phyohaemagglutinin. Soak and cook an soup type/ tin can beans if you plan to feed. (however they do not provide any...

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Perches!

Perches!! These are important things for your parrots. As they are on their feet all the time. For them to have healthy feet you should proved multiple perches of different textures, materials, shapes and diameters. Some good placement ideas for your perches are by the food and water, by a toy, up high in the cage. Perches should be placed so the bird has a comfortable amount of room around it and the tail feathers don't rub on the sides of the cage. Perches aren't limited to just something you bolt to the side of the cage swings are included too. Swings are actually a great way to work on your parrots balance. (If you use rope Perches please make...

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