How to stop a parrot to
bringing your new parrot home, give it a few days to get use to its new home
before you attempt to hold it.
offering it foods from your fingers. Do not play tug-o-war with food. It he
grabs the food and pulls, let him have it.
insist on holding the food while he eats it. You are just going to make him
his favorite foods and treats by hand, he will soon look forward to you
and the while and gently try to pet him.
Okay, you just got bit and you are scared of him. Now what? You
won't like hearing this but you have to keep trying and don't pull your hand away when he
The same principal is used on parrots. If you
pull your hand away and yell, then they got a reaction out of you and will try again to get the same reaction. I
know you do not think it is funny but they do. Do not put them back in the cage. You are rewarding them for biting
Here is a trick that has worked with a few
parrots. Put some yogurt, honey or something sweet on your fingers. Hopefully when he goes to bite he will taste
the food and start licking your fingers instead. Eventually he will see that your fingers mean him no
Some people put on a shirt over top of a shirt
and place the Sugar Glider between the two shirts and walk around the house for a while, repeating this each
This helps to get your sugar glider use to your scent and oh
yes, get you use to his scent. Un-neutered males like to mark their territory
by urinating on it(you).
Oh, come on, it's not that bad as I am constantly telling my
son. They don't go that much. Just ware old shirts.
Gliders do like to nip and bite as they are bonding with you. Remember, don't
react and pull your hand away. You can also try to distract
buzzer, bell, alarm or whatever else you can come up with. Have this in your
other hand out of sight.
When your sugar glider goes to bite, make the
loud sound. Hopefully this will take him off guard enough to forget about biting you. The key is to distract
him, not frighten him to death so make sure the sound isn't ear piercing.
Keep in mind that Sugar Gliders are scent
animals which means they recognize you by your scent. If you have on perfumes, scented lotion or anything that
covers up your natural scent, your Glider might not recognize you which could cause you to get bit. You might try
rubbing your Gliders pouch on your hands and arms or rub your hands and arms over his cage before holding him to
help cover up any perfume type scents that might be on you. I can't promise this will work for you but it has
worked for me.