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Old 06-29-2020, 01:23 PM
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Re: HELP!!! New handtamed baby conure biting

You may want to read up on "Target Training" to help with learning to Step-Up. Mine would not step-up either when I got her, and it was not due to fear, just inability. I would have to scoop-her-up. I paid attention, though, and made sure she was willing. ("Do you Want to be scooped-up now?") I have not progressed any further with the target training, but, I was able to use it to teach her Step-Up.

(It turned out, my Sun Conure has one claw that doesn't work. It sits there and Looks okay, but after much observation it becomes clear that it doesn't actually function. So, Step-Up was actually a more difficult task for her than for most.)

If your bird is happily taking treats from you then he is a very good candidate for target training and you will probably get further than I have.

Also, although I don't really continue with Target-Training, nonetheless reading about it gives you some principles & knowledge, so you can communicate better with your bird in general.

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Old 06-29-2020, 07:58 PM
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Re: HELP!!! New handtamed baby conure biting

You’ve been given great advice here so will refrain from repeating it. But just wanted to wish you luck and hang in there. I understand how frustrating you must be feeling but it WILL get better.
Having a loved pet “turn” on you is hurtful but don’t take it to personal. He’s scared but will come around. Just be patient.
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