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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-28-2015, 10:54 PM Thread Starter
 
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Excessive biting

So I recently got a little Conure. He is super fun and very loving bu he goes through times where all he wants to do is bite. I will have him in my hand and all will be well and then the next second he is making me bleed. I have read several trading techniques for fixing this issue but it seems after I have rotated through them all he decides they don't bother him so just bites harder. Please help. I already love him and I would like to keep all of my fingers.
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hmmm I still haven't quite figured out the biting thing to be honest myself I try distractions using toys etc to distract them so they don't get bored and bite me.

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Thank you it's just hard. I have reverted back to having a glove and he hates it. He will eventually give up and get up but then he will reach for my other hand
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I would try and lose the glove especially if he hates it because it can leave a lasting impression of fear when you bring it back into his life.

Move slowly with him when you are holding him, I find if I moved my free hand too quickly while my tiel sat on my other hand he would react in fear and nail me and bite. I had to learn to move slowly around him when holding him and trying to introduce food or a toy or ask him to step up to the other hand.

Some birds spook easily and react negatively. Good luck with him.





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Oh my goodness my little boy has become a sweet heart in one day. He has decided that my hair is his new nest. Lol
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my conure tends to do that too, like random biting. she has learned how hard she can bite without hurting me. whenever she bites me too hard ill make a sharp loud squawk, kinda like a bird would make if you hurt them, and than put her back in her cage and turn my back towards her! it worked for her, she doesn't hurt me anymore.

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When any of my birds looked like they were going to bite while I had them on my hand I would drop and wiggle my hand to unbalance them on my hand.

They won't want to fall off your hand so they have to stop biting so they get their balance and sit on your hand again.





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Thank you for the help. He seems to be doing better as the days go by. The squawking sounds like a really good idea. It's just amazing how stubborn they can be.
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