Taming my Quaker parrot?
Question by leslielovesjb: Taming my Quaker parrot?
I have a Quaker Parrot that I got a few months ago. His name is Shamrock.
Shamrock was given to me a few months ago from another family.
He loves attention, loves to play, and loves to talk to me.
He will even “lick” my face and pull my hair when I let him.
The only problem is, is that he doesn’t like hands/fingers. When I try to pet him, he immediately attacks and bites. He will come up to my face and sometimes he’ll bite my nose, but that’s rarely. But as soon as he sees a hand he gets aggressive.
There is some trust between us, but I guess not enough. How can I get him to feel safer with me?
We’ve had his wings clipped, and he plays outside of his cage for hours at a time. Sometimes he walks down and off of his cage. Only 3 or four times he had “Stepped Up” onto my finger when he felt insecure “away from his cage” and even when I did get him to step up, he would be unsure about it and step off very quickly. Now when he gets on the floor he runs when he sees hands. He’ll approach you, but will absolutely not let you pick him up. He’s also gotten on top of my head and on my shoulder, before. So he definitely trusts me, but to an extent.
Are there any special exercises or training “techniques” I can do with him? I really want to be able to hold and pet him.
Thanks a ton for any and all serious answers!
Answer by joewebb
What i did first i cut some small branches and made hand perches I still use today.I used the step up everytime i pick him up.Do this with your finger he will soon get to trust you. Today everytime i pick him up he says step up.Keep playing with him showing him a lot of love.
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