The parakeets are some beautiful birds company, but sometimes you may think they are not very grateful for the treatment they receive from you. And it is that this animal tends to bite by instinct, both due to lack of confidence towards you and because of its playful spirit. Be that as it may, here we give you the keys on how to make your parakeet not bite you.

Give your confidence

It is important to give your parakeet confidence so that it does not attack you. This is achieved by getting used to it. Make him know you and give him love. To get your pet to trust you, start by talking to him every day, letting him notice that you like his company. Offer him treats in your hand, make him come over to catch it with his beak. Do this from a distance first, and get closer as you notice that he feels more comfortable eating from your hand.

Train it since childhood

It is true that the parakeets are they train better when they are young. Ideally, they should not be older than 6 months. Keep in mind that the older he is, the more difficult it will be for you to teach him what you propose. So you should start with its training as soon as possible, see our article on how to train a parakeet.

Hold your bird gently

If you hold your parakeet too hard, the animal will react with pecks, as it will feel that it must defend itself against you. Remember that you should treat your pet with care and gentleness, so do not put pressure with your hands when you hold it.

Parakeets are playful

At other times the parakeet has confidence in the owner, but begins to sting because it wants to play. What you need to do here is not overreact with excessive yelling or gesturing. This will only encourage him to continue biting you, as he will think that this way he receives more attention from you. Remove your hand when you can gently, without making him nervous. And don’t yell at your pet.

Ignore him if he insists on stinging you

What to do then if your parakeet keeps biting you even while playing? The most effective thing is usually that when he does, you leave him on his stick and then ignore him. In this way, he will learn that he has not acted properly for some reason, and will eventually stop biting you to prevent you from ignoring him again. Remember that you should be patient with your pet using this method, but we assure you that it works.

Hit it in its beak but gently

There are other effective techniques to correct the situation. Patting your beak with your finger and then pulling it away usually works. It should be a dry and soft touch, do not hurt the parakeet. If he does it again, show him your finger near his beak. If he understands, he will not sting you again, but it may take a few tries to recognize your way of punishing him.

If it tries to bite you again, give it another finger in its beak. Show him your finger again until you see that he is no longer threatening to sting you. Remove your finger at that moment and he will understand that it does not bother you anymore because it is not itching.

Tell him

Another option that will help you is to say “NO” in a neutral tone, without yelling, when the parakeet bites you. Repeat this action as many times as necessary, that is, every time you do it. Typically, they stop biting for a moment and then try again. In that case repeat the process. If he insists several times, return him to his cage and ignore him as we discussed above.

Blow his face

He can also understand that this behavior is not correct if when you itch you blow his face gently. Then put your hand next to him, so you will see if he does it again. Usually this technique must be repeated between ten and twenty times in a row so that the parakeet understands it.


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