Parrots will be parrots, first. It's unreasonable to expect them not to bite, or attempt to bite. It is a form of communication. Snickers communicated with extreme prejudice, but for a very good parrot reason.
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It is imperative that we all understand a biting, lunging or nipping parrot is simply a parrot that is not being communicated with properly. Those actions are your parrot saying , no. At best they are asking us to slow down, and at worst, you are about to cross a line they already drew in the sand. There is no bad bird in these situations. Ever. There is no mean, vindictive, or hating parrot in this situation either. There is simply a parrot trying to make a point that is not being respected. A parrot has the right to say no. And we have the right to try again later, in a different manner.
A parrot bites for a simple reason. You misunderstood their communication at that moment. Biting, nipping and lunging are a communication device strictly used to stop or slow down a process currently going on. Lingering in an action too long after a parrot has indicated through feathering or body language leaves that parrot with no other means to tell you no, or slow down.