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Tone Down Aggression

Understanding why a parrot might bite is the first step toward nipping it in the bud.

By Lisa A. Bono

Have you ever heard “Being bitten is part of living with a parrot?” I cannot even begin to tell you how many times I have heard that over the past 35 years in aviculture. In reality, as caregivers we should strive to never get bitten. Once we make the choice to bring parrots into our homes, we also need to make a commitment to take the time to understand our parrots and learn their body language. While this cannot guarantee a bite-free life with every parrot, it will make your relationship stronger and the bites less frequent.

 **For the full article, pick up the September 2010 issue of BIRD TALK at your local retailer or by purchasing a PDF download here.**

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