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Working with Fearful Quaker Parrots

Since many Quaker Parrots have been re-settled in recent times, it is not unusual that they have developed a phobia of human beings. If you own a fearful bird, begin by interacting at its emotional level. Assure it is absolutely safe, not only psychologically, but also physically. Try to instill the feeling of love, security and affection in your Quaker Parrot. You need to understand that it is not easy for him to adjust to a new environment. It will take time to trust you and bond with you. Be patient and don't expect too much from your bird from the very beginning. Anything that horrifies the bird and makes it feel disabled should be avoided as much as possible to ensure steady progress in your relationship with your bird.

The best way to deal with this situation is to let the bird settle down on its own and find out comfortable locations in its new surroundings. Any real behavioral vocation should be kept away until his confidence in you and/or your family has been established. In its new environment, it will get nervous and pre-existing manners (if any), such as repeated biting, blaring ness, feather picking or overanxious behavior will look larger than what it is in reality.

These behavioral problems are the result of nasty experiences with previous owners. You may never know what caused this sad and unfortunate change in your Quaker Parrot. Don't misunderstand its behavior. It is a physical manifestation of his nervousness. Observe the occasions on which your Quaker Parrot loses control and bites or screams. Next, try to calm it down. Be as tender as possible. Remember, it needs your love and patience the most. A definite no- no is to place the Quaker Parrot above your eye level. This arouses aggression in your Quaker Parrot. No one knows why.

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