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How to Train Green Cheek Conure to Stop Biting?

Green cheek conures are one of the most playful and affectionate parrots in the world. They love to interact with their owners and show their love by nibbling gently on their fingers or ears. However, sometimes they can bite harder than they intend or bite out of fear, anger, or frustration. Biting can be a serious problem that can hurt you and damage your relationship with your green cheek conure.

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If you want to train your green cheek conure to stop biting, here are some tips and tricks to help you:

  • Understand why: The first step to stop biting is to understand why your green cheek conure bites in the first place. Biting is a natural behavior for parrots that they use for various reasons, such as exploring their environment, communicating their needs or emotions, defending themselves or their territory, expressing dominance or submission, testing boundaries or limits, or seeking attention. By observing your green cheek conure’s body language, sounds, and situations you can identify the triggers and causes of biting and try to avoid them or address them accordingly.
  • Redirect: The second step to stop biting is to redirect your green cheek conure’s attention and energy to something else when it tries to bite or shows signs of biting such as pinning its eyes fluffing its feathers or lunging at you. You can redirect your green cheek conure by offering it a toy a treat or a different activity that will distract it from biting and satisfy its curiosity or boredom. You can also redirect your green cheek conure by changing its position or location such as moving it from your shoulder to your hand or from one room to another.
  • React: The third step to stop biting is to react appropriately when your green cheek conure bites or attempts to bite. You should never react by yelling hitting or throwing your green cheek conure as these actions can scare hurt or anger your parrot and make it bite more. You should also never react by laughing cuddling or giving extra attention to your green cheek conure as these actions can reward encourage or reinforce biting. You should react by calmly saying “no” “ouch” or “stop” and putting your green cheek conure back in its cage or on a perch for a few minutes. This way, you show your green cheek conure that biting is unacceptable and has negative consequences.
  • Reinforce: The fourth step to stop biting is to reinforce positive behaviors and interactions with your green cheek conure. You should praise treat or play with your green cheek conure when it behaves well and doesn’t bite. You should also spend quality time with your green cheek conure every day, providing it with enough mental stimulation, physical exercise, and socialization. This way, you build trust, respect, and bond with your green cheek conure, and reduce its stress, anxiety, and aggression.

Training your green cheek conure to stop biting can take time and patience, but it is possible and necessary for both of you. By following these tips and tricks, you can teach your green cheek conure not to bite, and enjoy a happier and healthier relationship with it.

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