Do You Have A Bird That Doesn’t Like To Be Touched?

Hyacinth macaw

Q: My bird and I get along great, but he doesn’t like it when I touch him. What am I doing wrong?
Eli F., Wilmington City, DE

A: All of us have gotten our parrots with the hope that they be cuddly and physically affectionate. Heaven knows that is the huge attraction with some of the cockatoo species. But it doesn’t always work out that way.

When you think about it, it’s hard to believe that a bird, a small prey animal, could ever be trusting enough that it would ...

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