How Can I Train My Aggressive African Grey to Sit on My Hand?

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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Have You Ever Made Your Own Pet Bird Seed/food Mixture?
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Have You Ever Made Your Own Pet Bird Seed/food Mixture?

This is a Quora question stated in full

 

As a bird owner, have you ever made your own seed/food mixture instead of buying store-made mixes? What type of seeds, nuts, dried herbs/veggies/fruits have you added and what type of bird do you own?

 

My shy retiring answer – Absolutely not!

 

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What Are Some Tips for Keeping a Parrot?
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What Are Some Tips for Keeping a Parrot?

I wear many hats at Windy City Parrot.

 

About 30% of my week I wear my CMO hat which means Chief Marketing Officer.

 

In keeping well-versed in marketing I read a huge amount of content.

 

One recurring theme I see is this is the way I should be marketing to millennial’s.

The perfect way to market to millennial’s is……..

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Where Do I Find Off-hour Emergency Veterinary Care? (and much more)

A while back I wrote about 

Help! My Bird’s Egg Bound but the Vet Won’t be In Until Tomorrow.

 

I was talking on the phone to Dr. Byron de la Navarre recently about avian vitamin D3 testing (under wraps during research) when we got off-track for a moment and began a conversation about veterinary emergency care for birds.

 

So your task for today after you’re done with brunch is to find a local emergency care veterinary facility (if you have on in your area), make a note and put it on the refrigerator

 

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