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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-23-2011, 05:02 AM Thread Starter
 
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Question Not Bonding

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It has been 4 and a bit months since i have got my two lorikeets, Manny and Lucy and are not to friendly with me. Manny sometimes jumps on my head and Lucy never does, that is it. They do tend to bite a lot and i mean HARD!! So what am i meant to do, i was told it would take 2 months, 3 max, but it hasn't
It is not that fun and hurts.
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Where they hand raised Em. If they were not and seeing you have them as a pair you may be fighting an uphill battle. Also with lorikeets their idea of a love pinch will usually draw blood. You may have been better keeping them apart and getting them to bond individually before they were put together. They don't always stay tame when they are in a pair.
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I second that aha,
if we knew whether or not they were handraised we could help more

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um not hand raised but they were injured when they were really young young birds and so taken to a friends place plus they have been together their whole lives.
Does that help??
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Yes that does help. I doubt very much that you will get them to bond with you. Even birds taken from the parents at 4 weeks and hand fed don't become as tame as a bird taken at 2 to 3 weeks. There appears to be a much finer line when taking lorikeet babies for handraising and how quiet they will become. They will get used to you and may sit on your hand but will never be playful with you as a hand raised baby will, and will be more prone to biting. And with them being together for so long they will be more bonded to each other regardless of their sex.
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oh....
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Go slow, be patient, and they can come to tolerate you being around. They may never come to let you touch them, but with patience and, unfortunately, tolerance of some biting, they can come to learn that biting will do them no good and they will stop doing it. Try to go slow, win them over with some of their favorite treats (find something they really enjoy and only give it to them from your hands as a treat for "taming time") and see how they do. Separating them can help the taming process go faster, but then they could scream for eachother and be lonely so I prefer not to do that myself



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hmm I am not going to separate them!! but thanks for the tips!!
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