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so solo is going to be two this year and his terrible two phase seems to be hitting early.
He isn't being aggressive but he is biting or chewing my fingers , hands , ears and really anything he can and it is super painful. my hands are full of bruses and sores complements of him.
i started target traing which he masterd in 2 days and it didnt help one bit with his behavior.
Don't get me wrong I love spending time with my little monster boy but it is not something im excited to do anymore , it's starting to become a task. i know its just his hormones going crazy but it doesnt help the pain.
when he bites i let him do it until he is finished, i don't pull my had away or make a fuss i just bit my lip and deal with it.
i thought about waering gloves but that is avoiding the problem rather then dealing with it which will do no good for the future.
i have hit a mental block with him i just relate spending time with him with pain and frustration which is not right
i need to find a way to work through this with him because im in it for the long haul , he is my baby and i will always be their for him because that is the commitment i made to him and i couldnt imagine my life without him but i need your help and suggestions as to what to do to help him get through this phase
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here are some tips you can try and i am talking to someone else that might can help

http://www.birdtricks.com/indian-ringneck-problems.html

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i have had a few people say give him plenty of toys to destroy and lots of rest. make sure his diet is good and if he shows sign of wanting to bite just leave him a lone or you can work on training techniques

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i'll take a trip to the pet store tomorrow , thank you

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Make loads of cheap shredding toys for him to destroy daily to keep him occupied. Give him less daylight too so he isn't in breeding mode. I recommend stick training with him just while he is this hormonal then when he's done just work him back on to your hands

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Is there truly such thing like Terrible 2s or even 3s?

Or is that a myth that was created and still being maintained to shed blame off ourselves.

Experts, or self styled experts coining that meant that you must be in their footsteps? Experts and self styled experts 300 years ago said water is deadly to greys and should never be given to them. While those experts and self styled experts died out, others seemed to have risen up creating terrible 2s , dominance and height placements.

Try to find the time to read

Understanding the mind of your grey
http://shanlung.livejournal.com/2187.html

And you might even then accept that Terrible 2s should not even exist in the vocabulary.

And you might go and find the magic in the relationship with your bird that can be beyond your wildest imagination.

Warmest regards

Shanlung
山 龍



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