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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 09-27-2018, 10:57 PM Thread Starter
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Hello Everyone... New to the forum

I have a baby conure 14 wks old that I have had for 4 weeks now... he/she only has one foot... h/s is adorable.. and would like some info on how to stop her from biting me... I have her out on the top of the cage.. playground with food and water dishes... and in the evening on my kitchen floor when I am doing dishes... she usually sits on my foot... and tonight she climbed up me..I would love all the information I can..
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Welcome, chiquita, to Talk Parrots. I am still new to this forum, as well, but I can guarantee that this is a warm, friendly community. The images of your baby conure are absolutely precious! Thank you for sharing!

As for the biting thing -- I think it is ingrained parrot behavior -- and you can only be patient with these birds, about this. I have not had our Sweetheart parakeet out of her cage, yet -- but she shows her affection by coming close to me, in her cage, when I sit beside her in a chair next to the cage. She likes to play by nipping at my fingertips or knuckles -- and I mention, softly, "be gentle" and praise her when she is gentle.

Eventually I can see her becoming comfortable enough to venture out of her cage -- but this is something I am willing to wait for to happen with right timing. In her previous home, it was assumed that a parakeet stays in a cage, but both my partner, J., and I would like to interact with her further than that. You are lucky to be able to interact with your conure, outside of the cage -- wonderful! *hugs* Sweet Parakeet

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Hello and welcome to the forum, I don't know much about conures and I am impressed to see and hear you have a lovely handicapped parrot that seems to want to be with you if it means climbing up your leg and hanging out when you do dishes. This is so cute!

As for biting I have learned to shake or wiggle my hand when the bird goes to bite, the shake or movement disturbs how the bird will hang on and perch so it will have to stop biting so it can balance. This is when you say loudly "NO ... NO BITES" ... after the bird is balanced and looking at you again. (looking at you and deciding whether to chew on you again!)
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