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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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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What Lighting Should I Use For A 6 Month Old Cockatiel?

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Hi, Mitch and the wonderful people at Windy City Parrot!

 

Can you advise me about lighting for my six-month-old female cockatiel?

 

I have been reading your blog posts about the importance of lighting, and I want to get it right for her.

 

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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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Should I Give Meds to My Conure to Relax and Quiet Him Down?

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I rescued a male conure aged 3 yrs.

Gino is mean and a biter….No matter what I do.

New cage.

Change and varied foods.

Very loud squawking.

 

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Can I Cure My Birds Biting With Light Therapy?

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Catherine writes

 

I had an at length phone call with a long-time customer.

 

Her bird has been biting and she wanted a referral to a behaviorist.

We talked about Keto and his biting, then I discussed the lighting issue that might be biting triggers and she was interested.
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How Do I Handle 2 Budgie Brothers In The Same Birdcage?

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Matthew Blazo commented

Hello,

I’ve been buying budgie supplies from you guys for over 2 years now and really enjoy your stuff.

 

I know that you guys have budgies and are extremely experienced with birds.

 

I am having some trouble with my budgies are you able to offer advice?

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