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Hermes is a Brat!!!

Had Hermes out today and he was being really good and whistling like crazy but if you put your hand near him he would go crazy and beak at you like a little psycho!! He also bit me once, not that bad though.
I think he's getting hormonal and it's really annoying...
(I don't cover him at night so he gets the amount of daylight that is natural so that might be an issue..)
I also think that Mike is making his biting a bigger issue than it was because when Hermes beaks at him and bites Mike pulls away. I told Mike not to react or pull away from Hermes but he can't really help it as it's just a reflex.
I'm thinking I'm going to have to try clicker training with him to stop his biting.
He steps up great for me but when Mike tries to get Hermes to step up he'll bite at Mike.
Any advice for me??



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My Joey is exactly the same. I think he will get over it

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i think target training will help alot.. it definitively toned down ice.


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Hopefully! I've noticed he usually just beaks at you when you try to get him to step up if he thinks you're going to put him away.
He was very happy though and whitsling away and constantly doing heat wings, lol.



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i think target training will help alot.. it definitively toned down ice.
Probably! I think I shall do that.



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Desi and I go back and forth like this all the time. I dont react until he wont stop. Then I make him get off of me or I cover his face with my hand. He got so mad at me one day he was shaking. My tiels never bite hard though so its easy to ignore.

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its a boy thing with tiels, most phase out of it... its that teen stage that tends to be horrible with boy tiels lol tsuka never stopped, this is tsuka on a regular basis... ive just learned to deal with it as its still nothing on munch.

for tsuka, i just give him the cold shoulder that day for a few minutes. he bites or shows attitude, he doesnt get scritches until he decides to be nice. but he is a poophead a lot so he just repeats the nipping and making my fingers bleed.

theres reasons i prefer female tiels lol theyre not so bad at all. males get so hormonal and moody and can be like that off and on all their lives but the worst stage is the teen stage

definately do the long nights, he is hormonal and needs 12-14 hours of darkness/sleep a night or else he will only get worse once he gets nesty... adding nestiness into teen hormones is just about the worst lol trust me, tsuka was like that and he was ten times worse than munch then.



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What is clicker training? (newbie lol)
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Lol, yeaaah definitely annoying! It's not too bad because he hasn't started biting me hard enough to make me bleed or for it to even hurt badly but I don't want it to get to that! I'll start to cover him again at night and see if that helps.

As for the clicker training, it's a method of operant conditioning using positive reinforcement. It's usually used with dogs and horses but can easily be used for other animals too! It's a way to immediately let the animal know it's done what you wanted. When you're trying to train, say a dog, to sit you will wait until their butt hits the ground and the EXACT second their butt hits the ground you click then give them a treat. They will eventually realize that clicks means treats and that when you click that is what you want. Clicker training usually makes training a behavior 100 times faster too because it's easier to get them to understand what exactly it is you want them to do!



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