We got a quaker about a week ago so were still getting used to him and him to us. But I was wondering what it means when he does this. I don't know how to describe it other than he looks like he wants to bite. I want to know if it means he's mad so I don't do it again! Here's a clip: https://www.youtube....h?v=p2-5gUEdOTE
New Quaker Parent Here, What Does This Mean? Is He Trying To Bite?
Posted 26 April 2014 - 06:58 PM
He did lunge at your finger at the beginning of the video clip, as if preparing to attack. Later, he seemed to be following the motion of your finger and may have thought you were playing a game with him. After only a week, your QP isn't any more sure of what to expect from you than you are of him. Keep working on helping him to settle in and get used to you and his new home. Sit near his cage and talk softly to him-- that's a good way for him to become familiar with you and the sound of your voice. Offer him treats by hand now and then too, so he'll see that hands aren't so bad after all.
Posted 26 April 2014 - 11:01 PM
Posted 27 April 2014 - 07:51 PM
It takes time for our Quakers to train us properly-- eventually, you'll get to better understand what your parrot is telling you. But Quakers are full of surprises too-- just when you think you have a QP figured out, they'll spring something new on you.