Why Birds Bite

bird bite

Birds bite. ¬†Understanding why birds bite, is the first step to stop biting. ¬†A close encounter with a bird’s beak at some point, is the one thing I can usually guarantee a bird’s owner. ¬†That and a close encounter with bird poop. ¬†They are the two things a bird owner should expect. ¬†That’s the bad…

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How to Control Bird Hormones

hormones

Bird Hormones get blamed for a lot of undesirable behaviours in our pet birds. ¬†From biting, to regurgitating – it’s easy to shrug off unwanted aggression as simply being due to the time of the year. ¬†The reality though? ¬†Hormones are a complex behavioural topic and there’s a lot of misinformation about them out there.…

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Bird Hormonal Triggers – Misinformation that Gets Spread.

Bird Erogenous Zones

“If you touch a bird anywhere other than its head, you can trigger hormones.” ¬†We’ve all been told that at some point. ¬†Vets say it. ¬†Behaviourists say it. ¬†Everyone in bird forums say it. ¬†There’s even a kind of joking meme that gets shared about which body parts you’re allowed to touch. ¬†You’re allowed to…

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Training Lorikeets

Training Lorikeets

Can You Train Lorikeets? Training lorikeets is often considered to be harder than other parrots. ¬†The main reason for this is the difficulty in finding the right training treat for them. ¬†The average pet parrot will happily take a seed or a nut as a reward for an offered behaviour, but seeds and nuts are…

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Harness Training Birds

Harness Training Birds

Teaching Your Bird to Wear a Harness The number one golden rule for harness training is: DO NOT JUST SHOVE YOUR BIRD IN A HARNESS WITHOUT TRAINING IT FIRST. This may work in the short term, but it very rarely leads to a bird who will accept happily wearing a bird harness in the future.…

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How to Fix Birds Not Getting Along

Aggressive Birds

So your birds fight? Or you want to combine birds into one cage? There is one main reason that birds will fight or not get along: resources.¬† They defend them, they fight to get them and they’re always looking for them.¬† The hardest part of this, is recognising what those resources are.¬† The obvious ones…

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Why Name a Bird Training Company “Works for Birds”?!??

Eclectus

Bird Trainer – Melbourne might have been a better name? No I wasn’t drunk name brainstorming when I came up with “Works For Birds”. ¬†I really did try to find a name that said: bird behaviourist, bird trainer, even trains chickens, a lot of parrot training, fixes problem behaviours, stops screaming, stops biting, stops plucking.…

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