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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-14-2013, 11:50 AM Thread Starter
 
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I got a Canary Winged Bee Bee Parrot about 4 days ago form a family that had him for 2 years and than lost interest. I took him home the night I had found out about him and comforted him until I had went to bed the next day he was hanging on the doors of the cage when he saw me almost like he had wanted to come out the family that had had him only had him step up on to there hand with a glove on in the cage. I let him out and that is when I discovered he is attached to me. He makes a lot of noise when he is in the cage and I leave the room, when he's out of the cage and I walk away (If actually get him off of me) he fly's to my head or shoulder, he loves my shoulders he always goes there he grooms my hair. The problem is he bites everyone else sometimes even me especially when I try to get him off of my shoulder however when we are alone he lets me pet him and he's calm. I tried to start to train him today because I thought maybe it would help so I tried to improve his stepping up when he stepped up I said good bird clicked and gave him some seeds he was doing alright so I tried to do the same thing but with petting him instead he did good at that so I did stepping up again and he bit me and I stared to bleed I tried putting a glove on but he bit the glove and would not let go I would like to train him to let me pick him up, pet him, hold him, and some other tricks but I don't know if I'm doing something wrong or if he's not interested or what, I wasn't in a quiet place when trying to train him could that be the problem, please help I want to bond with him more and have him trust me 100% I will try any advise anyone gives, Thank you very much.
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You are moving to fast with him... Slow down and allow him to adjust and learn to know and trust you... Don't push the handling and petting part right now... Talk to him, treat him with many yummy things from your hand and let him learn you are a friend and can be trusted. If he bites then ignore him... Walk away and come back in 5 minutes to try again... You have a lifetime to enjoy him, but need a good foundation of trust to make it work.
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I would also keep him off your shoulder. A bite in the face can scar you for life.

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I do let a few of my birds on my shoulder however I don't recommend it to most. I have noticed that my birds absolutely do not like to be picked up if they go on to my shoulder and I have a very hard time getting them off so I usually have to wait. I think he does need to settle in for a little while before you start handling him much. He may be calmer with other people if they share his care giving responsibilities

Welcome to the forum by the way, and congratulations on your new bird
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