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Re: This biting is pushing me to the edge! [Re: Coco's Mama] #165676 04/03/07 01:44 AM
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coco's mama...you gotto lett me know what the trainer says b/c i'm at my wits end i know exactly what your talking about!
you think he's a girl? i'm not exactly sure...i know that he's too young to know for sure right now, but i'm judging now by the fact that he bobs and plays alot and also has some bluish tints in the cere. i guess won't know until some more months go by


Re: This biting is pushing me to the edge! [Re: SUPERSTAR] #165822 04/03/07 03:30 PM
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One thing I was told by an avian specialist that is supposed to help with biting is to put them into a "time-out" cage, or turn your back on them. I was told that in the wild the other birds will turn their back to another that has offended them. I was also told if you got a "small" cage, like a carrier, that would be a good place to have a time-out. Just set them into it for no more than 5 minutes in a quiet, boring place in the house. I don't know if this a correct way of dealing with it though... maybe some of the other people on here have better ideas about it?? I feel for you though!! It's frustrating when you want to have a good relationship with your keet and biting is getting in the way!! Keep us posted!! smile


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Re: This biting is pushing me to the edge! [Re: Tweets] #165833 04/03/07 03:56 PM
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yeah I tried that a nouba doesnt really care honestly...
the hand drop thing does work though if you can remember to do it every time.
Also light blue with white around the nares in adolescent keets means a girl usually.


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Re: This biting is pushing me to the edge! [Re: ShamRockStar] #165840 04/03/07 04:06 PM
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cry I am with you Superstar and tweetie... My CC has started trying to own all my apartment, he doesn't "allow" me to use my keyboard or comp mouse anymore.. he will bite the cr*p out of me and screech... I am getting really stressed with him as he has been a wonderful bird for the past year and he seems to get nippy every few months and attacks me for a few days... (yes I am a girl and no it is not at THAT time of the month!) BUT I have been looking for a link and it does seem to be at the Full moon! Interesting?? ANyone else's birds do the same at the same time?? hummm... tired

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Re: This biting is pushing me to the edge! [Re: Fabutam] #165843 04/03/07 04:16 PM
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Were-budgie! O_o Get some silver millet!

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Originally Posted by Lewis
Were-budgie! O_o Get some silver millet!


HAHAAAHAHHAHAhhhahahahahahahahahahhahaahahaaaaa!!!!!
laugh laugh grin

I LOVE it!!!! LOL!!! I'm sure it is the moon!!! I shall continue to check the moons fullness over the next few weeks.. I'll let you know!!! LOL!!!!

Re: This biting is pushing me to the edge! [Re: Coco's Mama] #165867 04/03/07 06:48 PM
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the picutres of Tweetie are fuzzy but she looks like a girl to me.
Also - the type of biting you are describing is clearly not the biting out of fearfulness since she is willing to sit on your hand. In fact, biting you while sitting on your hand is sort of a good sign because she is comfortable with you and not trying to get you away. She could be biting for several reasons. As coco's mama said, females are biters in general - so I would make sure you have plenty of toys that are chew-friendly in the cage. anything to shred like paper towels, or raffia, and of course a cuttle bone or mineral block.
When she bites you, she may simply be excited, playing, showing dominance, or just exhibiting her female biting "need".
You basically have to discourage the behavior without scaring her too much. The "wobble" technique is easy and used alot - where as soon as she bites, you wobble your hand so that it unsteadies her. You can say "No biting" when you do it - and i bet she will catch on quickly. They don't like that unsteady earth-is-moving sensation. I would try that - there are other techniques - but I think this one is very effective - let me know how it goes.

Re: This biting is pushing me to the edge! [Re: victor] #165871 04/03/07 07:27 PM
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well that makes me feel 300 times better! this whole time i thought she was biting me b/c she hated me....


Re: This biting is pushing me to the edge! [Re: SUPERSTAR] #165872 04/03/07 07:28 PM
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whats raffia?


Re: This biting is pushing me to the edge! [Re: SUPERSTAR] #165874 04/03/07 07:31 PM
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Raffia is this kind of grassish thing, isn't it?
Maybe I'm wrong.
We were supposed to know what it was in art class. But I forget now. We studied that too long ago lol.

Yeah the wobble techinque works really well.
And after she gets the point and stops biting, I'd advise you to keep going with whatever you are saying. Like say "No" firmly eveyrtime and after her biting decreases, don't wobble just say "No."
Then if she later does something else you don't like you can say "No" and she would probably get it.


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