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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 10-11-2014, 01:59 PM Thread Starter
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Lovebird chewing my skin

So the other day Remy, my peach face lovebird randomly decided he wanted to chew my skin and he seems fascinated with pinching a crease of skin between his beak. Now, whenever he comes over to me he goes straight to a bit of skin and starts chewing. It doesn't hurt much, more like tiny little pinpricks, but it's left a patch of my skin looking like I have a rash!

So how do I stop him doing this? I shake him off and he comes straight back. I cover up and he just finds another bit of exposed skin. I could put him in his cage but once I let him out he'll just start doing it again. I tried distracting him but apparently chewing my skin is way more fascinating than anything else.

Any ideas why he's doing it?

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Try using a food distraction Millet is a good one! As for why he's doing it it sounds like he's playing with you or testing you

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