Things Parrots Are Scared Of

5 Things Parrots Are Afraid Of

When caring for parrots, it is critical to ensure that your pets are comfortable and happy. After all, a frustrated parrot can be the cause of feather plucking, biting, and other unwanted behaviors. There are hundreds or maybe thousands of reason that can make parrots scared, but this post will only discuss 10 things that make parrots fearful and how you can avoid them from feeling this way, as well as what you can do to help them calm down. Best of luck!

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1. Change

If you make any changes to your bird’s surrounding, such as changing the décor inside or outside of his cage, he may get terrified. Keep in mind what happens when you change his décor or the appearance of the place. A vibrant piece of art near his cage, for example, could make him feel threatened. Assume you remove him to another room while someone installs a ceiling fan, and then your pet bird returns to find what appears to be some sort of natural predator lurking above him.

When you feel it’s time to redecorate, consult with your parrot and tell him what’s going on. Keep an eye out for any changes in behavior and assist them in dealing with them.

2. Vet!

Although the vet is a wonderful lady and your bird should not be concerned, many parrots do when they realize they will be seeing her! After all, the vet may administer pointy needles or prescribe medication that does not taste particularly appetizing.

You may make your bird feel better about going to the vet by taking him on brief walks around the neighborhood. Attempt to expose your bird to the regular acts of the vet, such as having a wing examined, feet touched, and so on. The goal is to make handling a normal, unfrightening experience.


3. Vibrant Color

Parrots see all of the colors that humans do, as well as colors in the ultraviolet spectrum. Some colors stand out to a bird, so if your feathered companion is nervous as you approach, consider your wardrobe if nothing else has changed.

Many parrot owners choose neutral attire and decorations in and around their parrots’ cages to keep their birds quiet.

4. Being Handled

Try put yourself on a vet’s position when handling your pet bird for the first time. Things can go wrong real quick when hands come too close to a bird’s safe zone and personal space as in CAGE.

You should try to train your parrot to come out of his cage on a perch, or even offer him a special reward to entice him out. Then, once he’s out, move him to a small location for a few minutes to adapt. If your bird is still learning about the people around him, or if he is not yet a highly friendly parrot, establish rules with guests and family members that you should not go near the cage straight away.


5. Bigger Pet

Any animal is terrified of its natural predators. Even if your dogs and cats appear to be harmless and pose no threat to your parrot, your bird may feel afraid when they see your four-legged pet approach. This may not be true for larger parrots, but dogs and cats can be frightening to smaller parrots.

For your pet’s safety, you should always consider his or her personality first.


Parrots can be very vocal, yet they can also be frightened by loud noises. The slamming of doors, ranting in other rooms of the home, or the sound of sirens may cause your parrot to become afraid. The best thing to do is move them to another room away from the noise and, of course, speak to them in kind tones to help them feel at ease again. Parrots are like human, they have their own personalities and quirks.

The best thing you can do is get to know your pet and keep everything that scares him away. Alternatively, if it is an object that is appropriate for him, such as a toy, gradually desensitize him to it. We can assist keep our parrots’ worries at bay by getting to know them and responding to their needs.

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