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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 04-30-2011, 01:36 PM Thread Starter


 
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solo is having some behavioural problems, when ever she is bits or has a tantrum i would say no firmly and it used to work but now it just makes things worse when ever i say "no" he bites and lunges at me so now i put him in his cage when he behaves badly but he thinks its a game and its becoming very fustrating, any one got any advice ?

i also joinned a forum aimed at IRNs so hopefully i will pick up some info and tips there . . . i hope i do. ita a nice forum but its not the same as this one its a bit more formal

on a better note solo is starting to talk he says hello , hello birdie and he is learning to say good morning

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How old is Solo? Ringnecks often go through a rough hormonal period as they enter adulthood. Also, anytime you say no or show any kind of reaction to a parrot bite, you may in fact be reinforcing the behavior without meaning to. You'd be better off ignoring the bite, though I know this isn't always easy. In the long run though, ignoring bites should result in less bites. You're exactly right that some parrots think of it as a game, because they enjoy our reaction.
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i know it could just be him bluffing but its very frustrating but hey hopefully he'll get over it

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I'm sorry to hear this. I do not have any background with ring necks. Fortunately, many members on this forum do.


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oh and solo is 8 months on the 3rd of this month

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it could just be bluffing etc, I've heard this is pretty common, I hope everything goes okay for you, I'd like to help more but sadly do not and have never kept ringnecks, but hey, at least he's talking!

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I think he's at the perfect age for the bluffing stage! My Alexandrine went through this, though he never actually bit, would just warn. He did come out of it though after the following molt, and has been a sweetie ever since!
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yup, I'd say bluffing, just sit tight and it will be over eventually

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aww its ok hes still a sweet heart most the time another thing to behppy about is the fact that i found toys he enjoys playing with they are actually ment for budgies so he destroys them in like 2 days but at least hes having fun

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make sure they're not so small he'll get his toes etc stuck in them

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they are just plain plastic hoops that are linked with a bell on the end ant a mirror that he is obsessed with , he is so vain

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ah that's cool, bless him

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I have no experience with ring necks but I have a green cheek conure that was a real biter. Tried all kinds of different things and finally found soemthing that worked. When he would bite, I would very gently hold his head with my left hand. I would place my thumb on one side where his upper and lower beak come together and a finger on the other side so he couldn't bite. I would then gently stroke his beak and coo to him in a really soft sweet voice to "be nice". I would only do it for a second or two. If he bit again I did it again. He very quickly caught on. Within 2 or 3 days he had pretty much stopped biting. He still mouths my hands a lot but he does not bite down at all. Good luck and hope the issue works itself out.
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OH good luck Jess hope everything works out Im sure youll be able to do it.

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thanks guys he seems to be less moody for the last two days and hes been pretty cuddly whih has been nice

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