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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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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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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How Do I Stop My African Grey From Guarding His Cage Door?

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I would like to know how I can get my male Timneh not to be too territorial around his cage cause he’s a real sweetheart and a mush when he’s not guarding his cage door.

 

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Do You Think That Birds Are Unhappy in a Bird Cage?

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The problem with Quora is that anecdotal answers are opinions, not answers.

 

Another problem with answering this question is where would we find benchmarks for bird happiness?

 

I know when my ringneck is happy eating because he talks to his food.

If anyone walks into a room where he was alone for more than 2 minutes he will insist on “conversation: with him doing most of the talking.

 

But communicating his happiness or displeasure about any of his birdcages (he has 4), is something still opaque to me.

 

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Why Did My 3 yo Milagold Macaw Start Plucking Out of the Blue?

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Richard writes:

 

I have a 3-year-old Milagold Macaw, and his name is Rainbow.

 

Rainbow likes to bite and nibble things, like my clothes, my arm and whatever he can get.

 

How do I get him to stop, my arm has a lot of bruises from this, is there bird training classes for this or do I just tape his mouth close (LOL) please tell me what I should do?

 

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What Do I Do With 2 Parakeets I Received as a Present?

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Lori asks

 

I received 2 parakeets as a present and everything for them.

 

I found out one is male and the other is female. 

 

How would I know if the female is pregnant? 

 

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