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    How To Get Parrots and Parakeets To Like You

    ArticleParrot AdviceFriday 04 March 2011
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    If you have bought a pet bird for sale, particularly a parrot or a parakeet, you may be disappointed when you find that this bird, known for being social, doesn't actually seem to like you, and seems to be scared of you. Luckily this issue has an easy solution.

    Anybody who has gone to any park with bird food will soon be surrounded by wild ducks, geese, gulls, pigeons and other birds who have learned to choose food over fear of humans. The same situation applies with your parakeets.

    Since these birds prefer seeds to all other food, you will no longer put any seed in their cage. Instead, just give them a dish of pellets formulated for parakeets and some leafy greens such as chicory or watercress. Then, twice a day for half an hour, put your hand in the cage holding a dish of parakeet seeds. The first day, they will just glare at it and refuse to perch on it and eat. By the end of the second day, they will gradually start to eat the seeds out of the dish you are holding and, by the end of the week, you can dispense with the dish and just put your hand in the cage and they will perch on that and eat.

    In no time at all, they will follow you everywhere to perch on your hand for their seeds. When the birds have totally lost their fear of you, you will notice you no longer have to feed them only out of your hand to have them socialize with you.

    They now know you will not hurt them and they appreciate you just as a friend rather than as a provider of rations.

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