How Can I Train My Aggressive African Grey to Sit on My Hand?

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Every time I try to get my new Congo grey to sit on my hand, he bites me.

How long do I have to keep getting bitten?

 

Biting is never acceptable.

 

Not from a bird, dog, cat nor any other pet (said the lion trainer).

 

Getting bitten solves nothing.

One of the questions we ask here is why is your bird aggressive?

In many cases this is a hormonal issue that can partially be controlled with light.

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Have You Ever Made Your Own Pet Bird Seed/food Mixture?

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This is a Quora question stated in full

 

As a bird owner, have you ever made your own seed/food mixture instead of buying store-made mixes? What type of seeds, nuts, dried herbs/veggies/fruits have you added and what type of bird do you own?

 

My shy retiring answer – Absolutely not!

 

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What Are Some Tips for Keeping a Parrot?

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I wear many hats at Windy City Parrot.

 

About 30% of my week I wear my CMO hat which means Chief Marketing Officer.

 

In keeping well-versed in marketing I read a huge amount of content.

 

One recurring theme I see is this is the way I should be marketing to millennial’s.

The perfect way to market to millennial’s is……..

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Where Do I Find Off-hour Emergency Veterinary Care? (and much more)

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A while back I wrote about 

Help! My Bird’s Egg Bound but the Vet Won’t be In Until Tomorrow.

 

I was talking on the phone to Dr. Byron de la Navarre recently about avian vitamin D3 testing (under wraps during research) when we got off-track for a moment and began a conversation about veterinary emergency care for birds.

 

So your task for today after you’re done with brunch is to find a local emergency care veterinary facility (if you have on in your area), make a note and put it on the refrigerator

 

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Are Ionized Air Purifiers Safe for My Bird and More Answers for You

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More specifically

 

Are ionized air purifiers safe for my lovebird?

 

Absolutely not! (MitchR)

​Although marketed as being able to “scrub the air”, these “ionizers” do not remove airborne dust to a significant degree but do generate ozone, an unstable oxygen molecule (O3). Read more: 

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How I Reduced Strokes in my White Capped Pionus

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Margarita wrote

 

I have tried to answer the post regarding the bird having strokes/seizures

 

I have experience with that.

 

Once I try to post an answer it asks me again for a WordPress login or to just enter my login. 

 

So twice it asks me for login but it still doesn’t work and I really want to give the person the info I know so she can discuss it with her Vet. 

 

I don’t have Word Press and don’t do FB.

 

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What is a Proper Size Birdcage for an Amazon Parrot?

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Gwyneth asks

 

 Is a 16 x 24 open done top actually bug enough for an Amazon parrot. I have a small space. The cage would fit much better than the 24 x 30 current cage?

 

Hi Gwyneth

 

Do you mean 24″ wide x 16″ deep?

 

Do you also currently have a 30″ wide x 24″ deep cage?

 

If your parrot is able to be outside of the cage (on top or on a stand) for several hours a day, then the smaller cage should be fine.

But if the bird is a large amazon you may wish to stay with the 30″ wide cage.

 

Regards,

Catherine

 

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