Pet birds have different anatomical modification that they can be used for painful attacks when they are upset. Despite domestication, their inherently wild nature can still come to play eliciting undesirable behaviors.
First thing to note when managing such behaviors is never to hit your pet bird, don’t neglect or abandon them, and don’t prolong correction lesson. Birds are sensitive creatures and can get into emotional stress due to punishment.
Instead, do the following:
⦁ Ignore the negative behaviour. Paying less attention to unwanted habits in your birds make them less likely to repeat it.
⦁ Communicate softly: Low tone of voice in short words are effective for correction. Avoid yelling or raising your voice at your bird.
⦁ Express your displeasure. You can achieve this through facial expression. Birds can read your facial expression can get the message of displeasure when they err.
⦁ Let your bird back into the cage after the steps above. Leave her there alone for few minutes to allow her reflect on the corrections. You can then go back to resume normal interaction as if nothing happened.
⦁ Reward positive behaviour always!
Like other pet training, correcting bad behaviors requires patience, consistency, and lots of love. If you do these consistently, you will train your feathered friend to be a sweet well behaved angel in no time.