Question category: Taming / training

Teaching parrot to swim?

This might be a silly question, and it’s not something I’m planning to do – but I was curious after seeing a youtube video a few months ago (can’t find it again now) in which someone had taught their macaw to swim in a pool. The bird was using its wings like oars – doing […]

Conure biting

I have a pineapple conure that likes to bite. How can I train him to stop?

Strange New Behavior

Hello. I have this 5 year old Fischer’s Lovebird at my room. Its gender remains unknown( but has traits of typical male) and it used to be the tamest and boldest in my flock family of three other lovebirds of same species. This month I noticed it was nervous and startled easily. It doesn’t perch […]

a pair of bonded cockatiel with a defensive male

i have successfully managed to step up the female cockatiel, and i could bring her to a perch to hang out, however, the male would get extremely agitated. she comes willing using the treat method, as he refuses to participate in training, even tho he does step up when he is in the mood, he […]

Green conure

Hi my green conure always refuses the leash and it always refuses to put it on no matter where we take him. I see other green conures put leaches and go out but nothing from ours

i dont know if its time or safe to let my bird out his cage

hi, i have a peach faced loved bird. i have had him for about three months or so. i understand that patience and training would be key in getting him to trust me and do certian tricks that would help in letting him out his cage daily. so far i can put my hand in […]

My new male cockatiel

About 15 days I got him. When I go to close to his cage he always goes away from me and moving very fastly and scared of me . I tried to calm down him but it doesn’t work. What should I do?

Separate two parrots or no?

Hello, so a few days ago one of my relatives bought a 3months year old green cheek conure called Coco. After a day she/he flew away from an open window and they couldn’t catch it, and the escape happened because a friend of theirs forgot to close the window so after a day they bought […]

Is it a good idea to go to pet store?

Hi, I’m the mum yesterday – https://lafeber.com/pet-birds/questions/should-i-get-my-child-a-cockatiel/ So I want to ask, is it a good idea to go to pet store? Because I’ve read many websites and articles say that if I go to a pet store to buy a cockatiel it’s usually hard to train them. Is that true? Any suggestions?

Biting

We adopted a 6 year old cockatiel and he bites. How can I stop that?

Safe foods & teaching a parrot

I try to Google Bird safe foods and often the internet gives conflicting information. For example, some sites say radishes are safe for birds others say not to feed the birds radishes. I would love a comprehensive list of bird safe foods from a qualified avian resource. I belong to a Facebook group that shows […]

Same sex bonded conures fighting

I have recently adopted an 8 week old male green cheek conure and a 9 week old male black capped conure. Unbeknownst to me the breeder caged them together for a week before I got them. I was originally expecting to adopt 2 single birds. They seemed pretty bonded by the time I brought them […]

Budgie loves living room lamp

Hi. I got your answer regarding keeping my bird off of light fixtures. I got my budgie about a month ago and he came to me with clipped wings, so he is not a great flyer. Still, being clipped does not stop him from flying the short distance across the room to the lamp. He […]

My cockatiel hates me

So I volunteer at a Bird Sanctuary every Friday. I got my first cockatiel at Christmas and he loves me and lets me pet him and everything. I just got another one recently and she doesn’t want anything to do with me or my family. I got her from the sanctuary so I don’t know […]

Budgie loves living room lamp

Hi! Lately my budgie gravitates toward the living room lamp every time he is out of the cage. He loves to perch and climb on it. In the daytime I don’t mind so much, but I’m concerned because the lamp gets hot when we turn it on in the evening. I want it to be […]

Scared lovebirds

Hi! I have 4 lovebirds, 2 of which are the most recent additions. their names are Pepsi and sprite. they came for a not-so-nice breeding situation, and a cage that was 5 by 10 by 12 cm (yes, cm not inch) without perches because “they kept chewing the wood”. they have gotten used to their […]

Budgies training

I am following the guidance u gave before about budgies breeding…Now my budgie has laid 4 eggs and 3 has been hatched out ..Please could you suggest me how to train them and stop them running away from us and stop biting..

Will they not be hand tame?

Hi,so basically I have a cockatiel . And I have he/she for a month already. I try to put my hand inside the cage every day and treat he/she. My goal was to make the bird perch on my hand. So I lure the bird with the treat to come to my hand which actually […]

Cockatiel

I have only had my bird about two weeks i always leave cage door open let him go in and out fly wherever he wants i talk to him everyday when i go to his cage he go around and around he also has his back turned to me he is 5yrs old not tame […]

Bitting problem

I brought one Alexander parrot and he is very scared , i love him and also care him but then also he bites me . He is very aggressive

Should i get my bird a friend?

Greetings. I got a show budgie about 2 months ago. Her name is Angel 🙂 I love her with all my heart but i have basically given up. After spending months sitting next to her, talking to her, offering treats and placing my hand near her she won’t become tame 🙁 She is not scared […]

Training a rosella

So I recently got a pair of rosella parrots they had some babies and now there are 3 months of old. I want to teach them how to whistle and if possible to make them talk a few words but I don’t know we’re or how to start. Also how do I know when they […]

Should i wait for my bird to come to me or make him?

Hello guys. I got a cockatiel a while back. Ive had him for about 2 weeks or so. He was hand tamed when we got him but still scared when put ij his new home. I read online that you should not touch your new birds for about two weeks so they can settle and […]

Not tame

Can a ringneck not handled by anyone be traned with an experienced new owner?

How long will it take for my budgie to like me after scaring her

I recently got a pet budgie. She looks to be hand tame as she was not that frightened when my hand was near her. I haven’t cared for a budgie before so i didn’t know the do’s and don’ts. On the first day i picked her up and started to handle him because the pet […]

Will i be able to tame two budgies in one cage?

Hello. I recently got one budgie, not sure if he was hand tamed but whenever i placed my hand near him he would only budge a little. Ive had him for a few days and decided its best to get him a friend since they are social creatures. Ive noticed that ever since the new […]

Bird doesn’t like me

Hi, I got my parakeet almost two years ago, and I played with him a lot, but stopped playing with him after that. He still doesn’t really like me. He will get on my finger, but he always tenses up whenever I get near to him. When I open his cage he always flies around […]

Conure behavior

How do I persuade my sun conure to return to its cage willingly?

Lovebird companion

I am considering acquiring a companion for my 6 month old male Peach-faced Lovebird. Kiwi seems very unhappy if he is stuck in his cage, and sometimes paces back and forth on the cage’s floor. If the cage is opened up on top, Kiwi has the habit of flying to the floor, and then running […]

Weaning

My cockatiel 2 years old plenty seed millet pellets available in his cage still only wants his porridge will rather starve than eat anything else

Issues with training a Cockatiel

I have a 3 1/2 months old Cockatiel. I want to work with her on some of her behavior, but she gets upset when I reward her only a bit of millet. Ive tried pine nuts, but she won’t touch them. I’m concerned that I won’t be able to train her effectively like this, but […]

Cockatiels

Hi my mom has three cockatiels one female and two males the only female is Emily our two males are duke emilys brother and storm we want Emily to mate with storm but duke wants her all to home self and we are having trouble with duke he keeps chewing on my moms eye glasses […]

Parakeet Biting

I’ve had my male parakeet (Pico) for 9 months. He keeps biting me, nearly breaking the skin. He’s aggressive with his toys as well. If I feed him a treat, he takes a bite and then bites me hard. He likes to sit on my shoulder, but then bites my jaw. Does he think he’s […]

Training

Hello, I would like to ask for advice on a specific training method. Our CAG Smokey lives in an aviary, she is 6 months and three weeks old, we have had her since the age of three weeks, she has been free-flying outdoors since the age of four months, and she already speaks a few […]

What is CPBC

What does CPBC mean and how do you get that title? Please offer the (senior) Amazon a flat perch.

my parakeet

Hi I’m a pet parakeet owner and I would like some advice on what to do with my pet parakeet my mother is in charge of feeding and where to put the cage but unfortunately my parakeet doesn’t get much attention and usually just spends there day in a cage in a room without barely […]

Clipping wings

Are your birds wings clipped? Do you advise doing so?

Conure behavior

I have a Pineapple Conure that is 7 months old. When we got him 4 months ago he was the sweetest bird I have ever had. Now he just wants to bite my hands, my feet etc. Why is he biting all of the time? Can I do anything to change it?

Training a Rosella

What do I need to do to train a Rosella bird. it is only 2 weeks old and it i is trying to bite the tip of my fingers and my ears when on the shoulder. How do I get it not to do so and listen to my instructions.

Taming

Wondering if anyone’s got any tips for me please? (I kind of have an idea already but it’s sometimes best to have an outside opinion too), this little fella is okay with hands when they are on the outside of the cage he comes upto them & just gently nibbles your fingers through the bars, […]

Cockatiel

I have a hand reared cockatiel. She is now fully weaned and on seeds only. She came from a very good breeder. We brought her home and she is so shy and timid. She will take food from the hand (sunflower seeds) and understands step up….. but bringing her out of her cage onto her […]

How do I train a lovebird?

I’m getting my bird as a baby and I want to train it to know me and who my family is. I also want to teach him tricks. How would I go about that? Also, I plan to be very interactive with my bird so how long will he take to get used to me?

Indian ringneck wont tame with me

Hello. My indian ringneck has been with me for now a year and he just doesnt like me. He is too scared and shy and i dont know what to do. I communicate with him everyday and talk to him. I think he trusts me he eats infront of me, he plays, he grooms but […]

Cockatiel

Hello.. I bought a pair of cocktails before a week. They are 2-2.5 months old.. they can eat seeds and can drink water by themselves only. My question is, whenever i am trying them to get out of their cage they will come and sit on my finger but not longer time. They jump and […]

How to cure/help a traumatized an Indian Ring-necked Parakeet

Hello dears, I got a really cute 3 years old, but sadly traumatized Indian ring-necked Parakeet, he really suffers from Angst! How should I help to cure his fear and calm him down? Thanks in Advance Your help is highly appreciated to rescue these birds and bringing them back to life&love Shad Tofiq

My macaw won’t step off my shoulder

Hey! I have a blue and gold macaw that likes to be picked up but when I pick him up he runs to my shoulder and stay there and if I try to remove him he bites me is there a way to train him to not go to my shoulder or for him to […]

Settling in Quaker

Hi we bought a quaker 2 weeks ago and when we try to put our hands in the cage he tries to fly away and avoid us. What is the best way to gain his trust. He wont come to the bars to take treats. I don’t think he has been hand reared. He is […]

Sweet Parakeete

I’ve had my sweet Ollie for almost two months. He is very attentive to me, engages me in “conversation”. We have spent countless hours building trust…here’s my question – how long will it take him to let me handle him. Whenever I put my hand in the cage near him he moves away. I can […]

Will she associated this with cacthing?

So verde is indeed sick and we are transporting her to the emergency vet now but I have a question. I couldinguse the towle this time to get her in the box because she was too fast and kept flying away. So I just picked her up with my hand is that ok? Will she […]

Taming

I had him before mothers day as a gift for mothers day and he was a baby still is . so yes need help for him to trust me .thanks

Bird hates to be touched

We’ve had our pet parakeet for 3 years now. The first 2 years he was able to come out his cage after school. I have owned several different parakeets over my lifetime. I wanted to spend time with the bird so I grabbed him and he got extremely infuriated. He is very jittery and does […]

Parrotlet behavior

How do you get a parrotlet to stop biting? She likes to be with me but just constantly bites. I’ve tried gently blowing on her to distract her. (She scolds me if I leave her in her cage.)

Bedtime

My cockatiel who has pretty much up to this point been compliant with bedtime routine. However, the last 6 weeks he has become IMPOSSIBLE!!!! He flies off, screeches, bites and is a real monster when it comes to bedtime. Now anytime we go to try to get him he flies off thinking we are putting […]

My Senegal Parrot Socrates

Hello Brenda, My Senegal Parrot Socrates; his behavior towards me changed. And I don’t understand why. He was originally very friendly towards me. But recently he has become extremely frightened. He used to let me pet his head. He used to sit on my shoulder sometimes. But when he bit me once on my ear; […]

training

i bought a parakeet and i’m raring it to become a service animal, any tips or suggestions?

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