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post #4 of (permalink) Old 10-07-2013, 07:13 PM
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I have never worked with a conure, so don't know specific tips to use with this species. In general, it takes a lot of patience to work with a bird that has learned to bite. You have to take "baby steps" and use positive reinforcement--ignore the bad behavior and reward the "good" behavior in some way by giving the bird a treat or something else he likes.

Will he step up on a stick that you hold? You might be able to get him away from his cage that way and work on getting him to trust you in a more neutral environment.

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