Is Sitting With My Bird While It Eats Healthy Human Behavior?

My husband continues to sit with his grey parrot to encourage him to eat.


He will sit there for as long as a 1/2 hr. per sitting.


There are times the bird will bang his beak and screeches to get him to sit there so he can eat.


I have told my husband this is not a healthy behavior as the bird is depending on him to eat.


Am I being too cautious?


Hi there


The bird is not depending on him to eat.


In the wild birds spend 60% of their time seeking food and 40% of their time trying not to be food.

Birds eat all day (and night) long not in 2 or 3 meal periods like humans.


​I would advocate you sit there with a “cat that ate the canary” grin as you watch a 450-gram flighted animal teach a human how to “sit, stay”.




Mitch Rezman

He's handled a 1000 birds of numerous species when they visited monthly birdie brunches in the old Portage Park (Chicago, IL) facility. The one with the parrot playground. Mitch has written and published more than 1100 articles on captive bird care. He's met with the majority of  CEO's and business owners for most brands in the pet bird space and does so on a regular basis. He also constantly interacts with avian veterinarians and influencers globally.

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