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Old 02-15-2013, 01:56 AM
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Unexpected biting

Hi everyone. Jasmine my GCC is 10 months old. Just the last few days she has started biting me - hard. Not like the over enthusiastic nibbling when she was little. One moment she's snuggling in my hand or sitting on my lap then she deliberately moves over lunges and bites me. I say 'no biting' and immediately either move away or put her a distance away and ignore her. If she tries again I put her back in her cage - but I don't want to start a bad habit of bite = cage. She has a playstand with food and water.

Is this hormones? I thought she was too young yet?
My husband thinks she's trying to establish a new pecking order with her top bird?

I'm still getting her out but trying to minimise hand contact to reduce opportunity.

Any other pointers from you experienced owners?

We have to come through this!

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Old 02-15-2013, 02:07 AM
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Re: Unexpected biting

She's testing her limits...hubby's right & you're working in the right direction.....
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Re: Unexpected biting

hi my grey parrot ollie does the same thing loving one time bites hard next time i think he just gets grumpy from no attention all the time hope he snaps out of it as he is a character and good talker
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Old 02-16-2013, 02:59 AM
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Re: Unexpected biting

Thanks. I've been keeping my hands under a blanket with Jasmine happily playing on top. I'm hand feeding her treats which she's taking gently. But if I let her see my arms or hands eg skin she is trying to bite me. This morning I stroked her and she started flicking her wings - is this hormonal do you think?
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Old 02-16-2013, 06:35 AM
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Re: Unexpected biting

They usually flick their wings when they're content. And definitely sounds like they're pushing boundaries like other people have said.
She could also be biting out of boredom, if I'm not actively playing my with conures and giving them attention they sometimes get bitey for attention, they're not always content just to cuddle up. Just something to keep in mind.
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Old 02-19-2013, 01:56 AM
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Re: Unexpected biting

Sadly Jasmine is still biting whenever she can
I am being firm 'no biting' and putting her away from me and walking away. Last evening we did her tricks for a treat (somersault / spinning in circle etc) on her perch not my finger and she played next to me with her foot toys. Will avoiding handling her be detrimental to our long term relationship? Up until a few days ago she loved strokes and snuggles and quite happily stepped up.

If this is a phase then how long may it last? I'm missing my birdie friend!
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Old 02-19-2013, 02:30 AM
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Re: Unexpected biting

Each time she bites you ignore her, this will teach her that biting won't grab your attention or whatever is the problem.
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Old 02-19-2013, 10:07 AM
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Re: Unexpected biting

Do you think target training her to eg touch end of a chopstick would help us communicate better? Jasmine is happy doing some basic tricks for a treat.
On the positive she isn't biting hard enough to draw blood or break skin - and she could if she wanted to - which makes me think she isn't setting out to hurt, rather she's trying to be assertive?
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Re: Unexpected biting

My bird likes to go for my Lips. It's weird she won't bite anything else, but as soon as she sees an opening WHAM!! Right to the bottom lip. She does not do it often, but at least it's not too hard. I think he knows it's a sensitive area and just wants to grape my attention.

I don't let him get attention for it, but it does get my attention. :-p Mine is also 10 months old. I think it's just an attention thing, we play with him a lot, but as soon as we stop it's biting time. I am sure he will snap out of it.
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Old 02-20-2013, 01:34 AM
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Re: Unexpected biting

I tried target training last night - gosh Jasmine is a quick learner! I had her moving all over to touch the end for a treat! She went onto my shoulder and started to lunge down towards my arm with beak open and I redirected her with the chopstick and she got a treat
It was the first play session when she didn't bite me
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