Discussion in 'Training' started by Imran Ali, Oct 10, 2017.
I honestley dont know what to do, i cant really find the reason why it bites
I wish I could come over and help you but we live quite far from you. Don't give up because you have been doing so well with getting him to step up. This is just a set back, just go along in his time and patients has always worked well with us. It hasn't been easy with some of my lot. But don't lose faith and hopefully in the future he will trust you more.
@Imran Ali will he take a treat from your fingers? Or would he take a favourite small foot toy that you could give him? When he comes out of his cage onto your hand - give him a treat or foot toy to hold on to. He won't be able to bite you and hold on to the treat or toy at the same time. Then put him down again... ie. don't push your luck. You want him to get out of the habit of biting under those circumstances.
Is it only when you take him out of his cage that he bites? If so, why not let him climb out himself? Then ask for a step up. It's not often I ask a bird here to step up from inside his cage... a cage is his territory. I will only ask for a step up if the body language is relaxed and I am pretty sure he will want to step up.
Will he hang out on a playstand? Did you make one for him? I'll have to look back. When I come home, the first thing I do is let the birds out of their cages. They are happy to sit on top of their cages or on playstands etc playing with foot toys etc. whilst I go cook supper. I come back to check on them every so often (more in the beginning until I knew they were trustworthy). Perhaps your Amazon is getting too used to being inside his cage and therefore doesn't want to come out so much?
Maybe he didn't want to come out of his cage that first time he bit, and now it has got into a habit because of your initial reaction (either the drama or you took your hand away). Maybe it was because you were wearing something different. Who knows why, but you are right to want to address it sooner than later.
Another suggestion is to teach him to step up on a hand held perch as explained here:
Go really slow with him, Imran. Don't be in a rush to train him - you have all the time in the world.
It was fully tamed but all of sudden it starts bite, it flys to my hand when i call it and it would sit on my hand and eatting food but randomly it could bite @Roz
Ive also notice his eyes go orange time to time @Roz
Pinning his eyes (when they go orange) is a definite indication of excitement! It can be dangerous to have an Amazon perched on you with pinning eyes. I'm guessing that's when he bites? For now I'd call him over, give him the treat and then put him down on his playstand, or where ever else he hangs out with you, before he starts pinning his eyes. This is to get him out of the habit. Then you can work on having him on your hand for longer and longer before putting him down. I think the biting is over excitement.
I see, the biting could be cause of the over excitement, and do amazon yellow crowned parrots micmic?
Yes, the biting could be because of over excitement. You could try calming your own energy when interacting with him to help keep him calmer. Yellow crowned Amazons are often very good at mimicking, but do be aware that some never choose to mimic. I think your Amazon is already starting to mimic if I remember correctly? Keep talking to him. I forgot to say before - well done getting him to fly to you! Just had a thought - I wonder if the way you are calling him (if it is excitable) is getting him over excited?
How old does my parrot look @Roz and is there anyway too tell
It is very difficult to guess the age of an Amazon. You can tell a young bird by the colour of his eyes. I just Googled to see at what age they change from brown to orange. On this site it says:
"Young Amazon parrots have a dirty grey brown iris. This will change within 2 to 3 years to a red, red-orange, or chestnut-brown. At that point, it is very difficult to determine the age of an Amazon."
If Scooby has orange eyes he must be at least 2 or 3 years old according to the above.
Here is a pictue of close up
I got told it is 1 year but now am wondering if it is really 1 years old
Wow - Scooby is so beautiful, Imran!! He definitely has adult eye colouring. Perhaps someone else here who has experience of baby Amazons could tell if he's over a year old? My Amazons all came to me as adults so I don't know what age they got their adult eye colouring. Maybe @TomsMum could help - what age did Chiko get his adult eye colour? Anyone else who has experience of juvenile Amazons?
Hopefully not @Roz @TomsMum
It's a little late now as I was up at silly o'clock this morning....but when i have some time I will look through the Cahill photos and see at what age his eye colour changed.
@TomsMum could you Please tell me how old did youre amazons get adult coluring?
Around seven months old @Imran Ali
@TomsMum so scooby is older then a year old?
Not sure....are you able to pos5 up another picture of him, closer up to show his head and the extent of the the red coloured feathers at the top of his wings ...once they get those it is quite difficult to pin point age really.....does he have a ring or microchip?
He doesn't have microchip or ring.. @TomsMum, he wont let me get me more closer
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