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Question:

September 3, 2021

Conure biting


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


Answer:

Hi George,

When dealing with biting, you need to figure out why the bird is biting. I know it can seem like they do it without warning, but they always have a reason. Sometimes it may simply be they do not want to be handled. Any unwanted behavior needs to be ignored – parrots do not learn from punishment. I’m going to give you the links to our training page and our behavior page. These have a lot of information and should help you to identify why he bites and how you can handle it.

Pet Bird and Parrot Behavior

Teaching Your Bird

Thank you for asking Lafeber,

Brenda

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