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Old 07-20-2019, 03:29 AM
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Re: Young Green Cheek Biting

Biting means something.
Try to figure out what it means, and address it.

Be patient.
This can take a long time.

When you figure this one out, the next one will present itself.
This all ends when you, or your birdie, dies.

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Old 07-25-2019, 03:34 PM
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Re: Young Green Cheek Biting

Hi

I was advised to try a wee tap on the beak gental and saying something like no or gentle. I use gentle and after a good bit of work I find now just saying gentle bash has learned that when I say gentle he is nipping me to hard .

Bash it around 8/9 months old I got him when he was around 6 months old.

Hope this helps
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Old 08-03-2019, 02:03 AM
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Re: Young Green Cheek Biting

Quote: Originally Posted by Caitnah View Post
My Pineapple is 18 months old and has never bitten me...UNTIL RECENTLY.
I live alone but about 10 months ago, I entered into a relationship that has become serious.
This lady loves my Buddy and handles him all the time.

That's when the biting started, especially towards me. Buddy seems to prefer her over me when she stays here for a few days. He does bite her also on occasion, especially when it's time to put him back in his cage.
He does interact with both of us which I feel fortunate about, but he will bite me more than her.

Here's the funny part. When she goes home, and it's just me and Buddy...no biting. He returns to being a sweet affectionate bird.
So I took my Pineapple GCC to the vet this last week for a new pet exam and she was wonderfully informative on a whole range of subjects...she mentioned that I should expect my new baby to hit “puberty” at somewhere around a year old. At this point I could expect her to push boundaries and possibly get a little nippy. She also said that improper physical contact could cause my little one to view me as her “mate” which could cause all kinds of behavioral problems. Is it possible that Buddy May view her as a mate since she is handling him all the time? This would make him super defensive around her...
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Old 08-03-2019, 04:46 PM
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Re: Young Green Cheek Biting

Have you tried stepping up on an open hand? I think my bird likes not relying on balancing on a finger that shakes a little.
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