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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 12-05-2011, 05:12 PM Thread Starter
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Question Zazzy biting more now

Zazzy is a 7-8 year old Quaker parrot. She was given to me about 2 month ago. I love her dearly and she is really attached only to me. I can deal with her not going to other people as I know some parrots are just like this.

She will nip on occasion especially if something scares her or if my daughter or husband gets close while I'm holding her. From what I've read she's trying to warn/protect me by biting the closest person to her, me.

Two days ago she started biting me for no apparent reason. I would lightly put my finger tip on her forehead and say no. Not screaming or hurting her in any way. When she does it more than a couple of times I just go put her up no matter if she calls for me or not afterwards.

Yesterday she was more her old self and then just a few minutes ago she was biting me hard again for no reason I could see. After telling her twice no and putting my finger on her forehead I put her up again.

Is this the best way to treat this behavior? Is it maybe a hormonal thing making her bite me like this for no reason? I won't get rid of her for it but it hurts so much when she really bites me good.
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Quaker bites are really sharp! I'm not sure why she's doing it, but I know quakers are super sensitive to stuff. Is there any changes in anything around her?

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Maybe it was protecting you at first, but then maybe he liked your reaction to him biting. Birds are so crazy, it could be ANYTHING different that sets them off.

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