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What I get for giving her sprouts

Have you went thru cage aggression? If so how have you handled it? I am experiencing this with Gemma... 5mth old plet.


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When my boy Riley gets up of a morning he is like crazyyyy..lol i know to back off till he settles down..I have done that before as well and got my finger about bit off..lol

I just waits till he settles down and he is fine..I KNOW WHEN TO BACK OFF..LOL
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I just avoid the bite... A good thing to teach is to step up on a dowel... This way if you have to move them when they are being all rabid, then the stick takes the bite... Not you.
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Paulchen (blue) is temptated to bite me in the morning when he thinks I don't fix his greens between the cage bars quickly enough. He is greedy.
But he has improved much. When I arrive with the greens and see him opening his beak I warn him: Paulchen, be pretty kind, no biting!
When he bit me I snapped after his beak with my target finger and my thumb not hurting but only limiting him.
I've got the impression that the biting depends on hormons much. In spring it was terrible, and I'm afraid next spring the biting comes back.
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Paulchen (blue) is temptated to bite me in the morning when he thinks I don't fix his greens between the cage bars quickly enough. He is greedy.
But he has improved much. When I arrive with the greens and see him opening his beak I warn him: Paulchen, be pretty kind, no biting!
When he bit me I snapped after his beak with my target finger and my thumb not hurting but only limiting him.
I've got the impression that the biting depends on hormons much. In spring it was terrible, and I'm afraid next spring the biting comes back.
Thank you for the advice. Yes, I do think it is hormones too. But what I have discovered is that linnies are much easier to reason with in this way LOL. I say the same thing to Mina as you do to Pauchen and she was quicker to "understand" than the parrotlets. LOL. Or maybe just quicker to obey . She or Cozette where never really "biters". Mina bit me a few times during hormones, but Cozette only bites when it was my fault. Either way, neither required much intervention.

Oliver used to do this, but it wasn't as intense (most likely because he was already 2 when I got him and Gemma is only 5mths) and I worked with him through it and I am hoping to do the same with her.

Well it looks like we will be starting some heavy duty behavior modification/training this weekend. I found this great write up to reference and this "playpen" that I ordered. I plan on keeping her in that and working with her on and off through the day.

Article:http://www.luckyfeathers.com/faq-parrotlets.htm
Playpen: http://www.luckyfeathers.com/playpens.htm
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Haha, yes Linnie's are much easier to deal with. When I was deciding what bird to get, it was a close call between parrotlets and Linnie's, but at this point in my life a Linnie's laid back personality was more suited to me. It was a very close call though....the spotted Linnie butt was the clincher .
She might bite, but she is still cute!

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Haha, yes Linnie's are much easier to deal with. When I was deciding what bird to get, it was a close call between parrotlets and Linnie's, but at this point in my life a Linnie's laid back personality was more suited to me. It was a very close call though....the spotted Linnie butt was the clincher .
She might bite, but she is still cute!
Lol! Yeah I love both Linnies and plets. But plets are harder the first year with biting/cage aggression than Linnies...at least female Linnies. I have heard stories of male Linnies who were just as bad as plets with biting and cage aggression....or worse because they scream too and much louder. But plets are arguably easier in the socialization process because they aren't as nervous as Linnies. But once you get thru the biting and cage aggression with plets, they become the type of birds that melt in your hands. The are very physical and affectionate in that way. Much more so than Linnies from my experience. Whereas Linnies come out of that first year (again just from my experience) more settled/confident, less nervous, and definitely more attached.

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Ouchy! I've had some a lot worse but I can always sympathise with little bites, they come so sharp As for cage aggression, I just leave their doors open and let them come out on their own. Saves some biting and they learn that you will respect their space and so don't act so defensive

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I've had both plets and linnies. One of my female linnies, Vivian, has behavior that resembles plet behavior more than linnie behavior. She is a biter (only if I try to get her to do something she doesn't want to do, like go to bed) and can be a loud screamer around her cage. Definitely thinks she is the alpha bird in the house. She reminds me so much of my old parrotlet Lilly Peepers that I am tempted to believe in reincarnation.


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I've had both plets and linnies. One of my female linnies, Vivian, has behavior that resembles plet behavior more than linnie behavior. She is a biter (only if I try to get her to do something she doesn't want to do, like go to bed) and can be a loud screamer around her cage. Definitely thinks she is the alpha bird in the house. She reminds me so much of my old parrotlet Lilly Peepers that I am tempted to believe in reincarnation.
Funny my parrotlets don't bite much except around their territory. Mina just gives light nips when she doesn't like things in general,like too much touching or nail polish.

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