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Old 05-14-2019, 06:18 PM
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He doesn't know you or your fingers. He is just trying to protect himself.
With time, he will learn that your fingers bring the good stuff to him, such as treats and neck scratches.
Give him time to settle in and don't push your fingers towards him like that, lol.
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New birds should be minimally handled and never pushed in any way.
Birds are by nature fearful.
Trust develops gradually, but only if you respect the bird's sovereignty, so to speak.

Be patient.
At first, as much as possible, let the bird take the lead.
how should I get the birds beak off my skin then?


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Maybe it's not ready to be handled.
Respect the bird, especially a new bird.

Building trust is key.
Trust is fragile, but essential to a good relationship.

Think of it this way ... it's not about what you want, it's about what the bird is saying it wants - especially at first.
In your bird's mind you two have made a bad first impression.
Now you have your work cut out for you.
Slow down.
Be patient.
It takes time.

Yes, over time it becomes more mutual as the trust relationship develops.
But your bird is new.
It's small.
You're big.
Put yourself in its mind.
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Old 05-14-2019, 06:22 PM
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Old 05-14-2019, 07:27 PM
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In the video you provided, he is on a shoulder. It is quite possible he has associated stepping up with being taken off your shoulder. Some birds don't like this (being removed off shoulders). If this is the case with your little guy, then I suggest not letting him on shoulders for now. He needs to earn your trust much in the same way you need to earn his. 3 days really is a short time. He is super cute even though he thinks he's a scary dragon
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Old 05-14-2019, 07:49 PM
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+1

New birds should be minimally handled and never pushed in any way.
Birds are by nature fearful.
Trust develops gradually, but only if you respect the bird's sovereignty, so to speak.

Be patient.
At first, as much as possible, let the bird take the lead.
how should I get the birds beak off my skin then?


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Maybe it's not ready to be handled.
Respect the bird, especially a new bird.

Building trust is key.
Trust is fragile, but essential to a good relationship.

Think of it this way ... it's not about what you want, it's about what the bird is saying it wants - especially at first.
In your bird's mind you two have made a bad first impression.
Now you have your work cut out for you.
Slow down.
Be patient.
It takes time.

Yes, over time it becomes more mutual as the trust relationship develops.
But your bird is new.
It's small.
You're big.
Put yourself in its mind.


I apologize if the last response doesn’t make sense as I misread your comment. But we haven’t been pushing the bird to be handled. the bird comes to us, we just open the cage and move about 6ft back and wait.


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Old 05-15-2019, 05:00 AM
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In the video you provided, he is on a shoulder. It is quite possible he has associated stepping up with being taken off your shoulder. Some birds don't like this (being removed off shoulders). If this is the case with your little guy, then I suggest not letting him on shoulders for now. He needs to earn your trust much in the same way you need to earn his. 3 days really is a short time. He is super cute even though he thinks he's a scary dragon


He is a super cute “scary dragon” the reason I actually picked him out at the pet store was because when I went near the cage all the birds ran over to the glass to “beak” me and they all kept pushing him out of the way.


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Old 05-15-2019, 05:06 AM
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Thank you for the advice after reading that quote I did a lot of research on body language and have noticed a couple things like flared tail feathers when there’s too many people near mango. I know mango is a good bird and that most of these bites may also be out of curiosity and not fear but a good amount of the hard bites must have been due to me or my girlfriend acting in a way that scared our little guy.


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Old 05-15-2019, 03:00 PM
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+1

New birds should be minimally handled and never pushed in any way.
Birds are by nature fearful.
Trust develops gradually, but only if you respect the bird's sovereignty, so to speak.

Be patient.
At first, as much as possible, let the bird take the lead.
how should I get the birds beak off my skin then?


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Maybe it's not ready to be handled.
Respect the bird, especially a new bird.

Building trust is key.
Trust is fragile, but essential to a good relationship.

Think of it this way ... it's not about what you want, it's about what the bird is saying it wants - especially at first.
In your bird's mind you two have made a bad first impression.
Now you have your work cut out for you.
Slow down.
Be patient.
It takes time.

Yes, over time it becomes more mutual as the trust relationship develops.
But your bird is new.
It's small.
You're big.
Put yourself in its mind.

I just got home from work and mango paced back and forth until I went near the cage I put my hand away from the cage and he came over and hopped on my hand then started biting or beaking me but rather hard he was also licking me while doing so.


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