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Old 07-17-2017, 03:50 PM
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His velcro bird behavior seems to get worse as we progress with the training... He follows me now EVERYWHERE and i literally mean everywhere... Toilet, shower...

Got bitten once today too, we were learning stepping up and he stepped up to my arm and got the treat, he started to eat it. I DIDNT DO ANYTHING i didnt flinch a muscle and he started to growl and lightly bit me on arm, then more growling and bit me harder. I still didn't flinch a muscle and i didn't say anything, then he growled some more and bit really hard (no blood still), then i said no and put him on his perch back.
That was an attempt to communicate something. Growling and pinching like that. I don't know what, but something the bird saw, he was trying to get your attention. You didn't see what he saw, so he kept doing it progressively harder... SOMETHING CLOSE BY, LIKE AN OBJECT, THAT HE DOESN'T LIKE?! Again, educated guess. But I've had lots, and lots of zons... and foster zons... and rehab zons... and all of them were pretty much "biters" when I got them. (Except Kiwi. That bird was perfect!)
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Old 07-20-2017, 05:36 AM
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Re: (Huge) Mealy Amazon male and biting

Thanks for the sticky threads we're making really good progress. It was so little things that i needed to change in my own behavior to make things work, thank you guys again! SailBoat you really know your Zons!


ke was in shower with me today, he was sitting on our shower window and watching me shower:


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After a while he hopped on my shoulder for shower (wings spreaded so i couldn't see anything) so i couldn't get good video of it, for the last few secs he hopped on their shower perch:



I've been bitten but it's 100% "testing his limits" biting, like when i'm on my laptop he flies to my arm and starts to nibble keyboard keys, if i move the computer or my arm he growls and bites. I've been putting him (after the bite) to his perch and totally ignoring him for 5 minutes. It seems to work because the biting has come down A LOT, it only occurs anymore when he's REALLY excited about something (mainly my laptops keyboard caps).
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I can assure you it's a lot worse if yo have a "mechanical" keyboard. I like heavy keys on mine and they make lots of noise when being used. Useful for getting a conures attention, but he would try to dismantle him and it was despicable for me to try and intervene. Only the glasses got more attention. Or the playstation controller, I came to conclusion he was "helping as he would let me press buttons then start poking hem with his tongue
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Old 07-20-2017, 07:05 AM
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I can assure you it's a lot worse if yo have a "mechanical" keyboard. I like heavy keys on mine and they make lots of noise when being used. Useful for getting a conures attention, but he would try to dismantle him and it was despicable for me to try and intervene. Only the glasses got more attention. Or the playstation controller, I came to conclusion he was "helping as he would let me press buttons then start poking hem with his tongue
I got mechanical keyboard on my desktop, haven't tested it with ke yet =)... Poking wouldn't be a problem but when your bird removes the key cap, flies around with it and when you get it back it takes 30mins to get it back to your laptop... ...after that it was no keyboards for ke and he doesn't like it
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What a fantastic job you're doing with this little lost soul! I can tell he is so happy to have found you. On edit: I just saw the video of him hopping on your arm. What a beast! He could poop a bird Kizzy's size. XD
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What a fantastic job you're doing with this little lost soul! I can tell he is so happy to have found you. On edit: I just saw the video of him hopping on your arm. What a beast! He could poop a bird Kizzy's size. XD
His poops are quite majestic and he saves them until they're big enough. Not like my CAG who poops once in 10mins, ke brews them with love. He poops only maybe once times / 2 hours but those are the big ones. He says a little sound that sounds like "aaaah" when he poops, and i'm not kidding =)
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I can assure you it's a lot worse if yo have a "mechanical" keyboard. I like heavy keys on mine and they make lots of noise when being used. Useful for getting a conures attention, but he would try to dismantle him and it was despicable for me to try and intervene. Only the glasses got more attention. Or the playstation controller, I came to conclusion he was "helping as he would let me press buttons then start poking hem with his tongue
I got mechanical keyboard on my desktop, haven't tested it with ke yet =)... Poking wouldn't be a problem but when your bird removes the key cap, flies around with it and when you get it back it takes 30mins to get it back to your laptop... ...after that it was no keyboards for ke and he doesn't like it
It all depends on how he does with the "taka taka" noise they make. Mine is the loudest I could get due to my love of the noise. I'm sure my keyboard is louder than the conure! It also didn't help that the keys light up and sent out a pulse each time they were pressed, meaning attacking the keys made a light show. I wish I got a video of him doing it
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Re: (Huge) Mealy Amazon male and biting

The recent photo of him in the shower window has his Wingtips looking like that of an Eagle's. Take care small critters, Big Mealy is in the area!
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Hide your keyboards, hide your potatoes, cause ke is in town.
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ke did some speaking ("Hallo!") and some whistling.

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