What do you do when your parakeet is mean?

What do you do when your parakeet is mean?

Keep the older bird happy with finger treats and attention, and his tantrum should subside. Defending a perch or food bowl – this is usually a symptom of overcrowding. Make sure you’ve given your birds enough space and provided plenty of different perches and bowls.

Do parakeets bite a lot?

Parakeets will bite when they feel threatened, afraid, protective or cornered. A pet parakeet can be trained not to bite. Because biting can also indicate that there is a health issue, make sure your bird is healthy before training or ignoring the behavior.

What do you need to know about a parakeet?

The common pet parakeet belongs to the family Melopsittacus undulatus and is a type of small, seed-eating, long-tailed parrot. Though relatively easy birds to care for, parakeets need clean surroundings, a proper diet, social interaction, and mental stimulation. Part 1 Choosing a Parakeet Download Article

How to introduce a new parakeet to an existing family member?

If you want to introduce a new parakeet to an existing family member you need to take the following steps: At first, you need to ensure by a vet to check your bird that it has no infectious parasites or diseases that can transmit to the bird you already have. It is also a better idea to clip the wings of the new bird.

What’s the best way to train a parakeet?

If the bird backs away, follow it slowly with your finger extended. If the bird flies away somewhere into the room, it should land on the floor or somewhere you can reach it (if you had its wing feathers trimmed). If the bird is on the floor, get on the floor as well and follow it slowly with your finger keeping your hand near its feet.

What should I do if my parakeet gets sick?

Since birds can deteriorate rapidly if not tended to when sick, it’s important to know the indications of a sick bird, so that you can respond quickly. Be aware that a parakeet can damage its feathers for a number of reasons. The damage can occur over time or within just a few hours, depending on the cause.

What’s the best way to take care of a parakeet?

If you purchase a single bird, you need to be able to spend time with the bird every day to satisfy her need for company. If you do decide to get multiple birds, make sure only to cage parakeets together and not with other types of birds. Take your new parakeet to the vet.

How can I get my parakeet to step on my fingers?

Offer some millet or other tasty treat but do not force your bird to eat if it do not take a bite. At this point, take your other hand and try to have the bird step from one finger to the other, you may have to push at the base of its feet in order to get it to move.

What does it mean when a parakeet talks to you?

Parakeets will talk as a sign of affection and attentiveness for their owners. Male birds typically learn quicker and talk with more frequency and clarity than female birds, but both are very capable. Similar to talking, whistling is a sign of a happy, healthy bird.

How long should you leave a parakeet alone?

I recommend leaving the bird alone for at least one day, two days is even better. Whether the bird is inside or outside the cage remember to keep your hand near the base of the parakeets feet. This parakeet is already trained, but note how the finger is pushing against the parakeets belly to make it step up.