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Old 11-05-2012, 06:49 PM
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How do you punish biting?

Roxy has been biting me a lot lately (drawing blood) and I am assuming it has to do with the hormonal issues that she has been having. But how do you punish biting? I always immediately say "NO" and put her in her cage but it does not seem to work as a punishment. As soon as I put her in there she goes right to eating or playing. What else can I do?
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Old 11-05-2012, 07:34 PM
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Re: How do you punish biting?

Well Number one is you Don't punish a bird ever now a single finger bumped down on the beak as you say NO or NO Bite. Is allowed but it is best to put the bird up for a few until you've calmed down. Then I'd start Stick Training step-ups also Ask your vet about Hormone Shots to help your birds stress levels.
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Old 11-05-2012, 07:48 PM
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Re: How do you punish biting?

Molly never bites me but occasionally when Cody nips too hard or bites I give a stern "no bite" then put Cody down and ignore him or walk away for a minute or two. It's must be done immediately or the bird will have not idea what they did wrong. It's not recommended to put the bird into the cage after they bite because the cage will become associated as a bad thing.
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Re: How do you punish biting?

We don't punish we ignore. After 2 weeks both my red front Macars found it useless to bite as they received no reaction. No yelling, thumping/hitting in the beak, no nasty look, or even a quick drawback or ouch. Works like a charm.
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Old 11-06-2012, 07:10 AM
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Re: How do you punish biting?

I havent had an issue with biting. but you also have to consider the possibility that she bites you when she doesnt want to be around you or isnt in the mood for whatever you want her to do, and that by putting her in the cage you may inadvertently be rewarding her... :P they are crafty little buggers.
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Old 11-06-2012, 07:44 AM
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Re: How do you punish biting?

A stern (not shouting) "NO MERLIN" with a small, light *conk on beak*. We don't hit, we distract. We tell him no, then give him a tap so he's no longer all defencive and aggressive about biting and being told no. He goes back to playing and being a good boy then

WE DO NOT HIT.

He doesn't bite his daddy who responds like that - if he does bite its because he is way over excited or is slipping (only one good leg so has to use his beak etc)

I am a wuss however, and bite my lip and "mmmmm" until he lets go. This usually ends up with me crying and him wobbling around on the bed like "eh what?"
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Old 11-06-2012, 11:19 AM
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Re: How do you punish biting?

Yeah, if you do more than bump the beak, say flick it, the bird will never forget. The beak is very sensitive and the last owner of my boy did it once when he was bitten, and the bird never accepted seed from his hand again.
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Old 11-06-2012, 12:23 PM
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Re: How do you punish biting?

Mango was really nippy when he first came and would threaten us with his beak. Its REALLY hard but we are completely nonreactive and continue to go about our business and he has really cut back with the beak. He does get "moody" on occasion and will just keep biting really hard even when we ignore it. Im not sure what the motive for this is, but during these times hes a real punk. I usually say "no that hurts" with my grumpy voice, roll my fingers out of his beak and put him on his cage. We then ignore him until he seems to be less snotty. Sometimes if he says moody and full of himself we try to distract him with some training. We have been working on some words, some dance moves, and getting him to lift his wings for us (we are working our way up to a flight suit). He is often even more inclined to do stuff like this when he is full of attitude. We are careful, but we make sure we still use our hands to make him step up and take his treats even though we are scared of being bitten. I think this helps to keep him from thinking he can punish us with his beak. This has worked well for us, but he hates being ignored, so he is usually pretty humble by the time we come back to get him. He is used to being with us all the time, so its kind of a punishment, but we dont physically use hands to punish biting because he has only recently allowed us to touch him other than to step up. His previous owner would "assertively" tap his beak and I think this is what cause his wariness of hands. If your birds goal is to get back to her cage though, this might not work for you.
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Re: How do you punish biting?

the wrong thing to do is to punish biting. birds are smart but they are also sensative. If you poke, grab thier beak, or spray them with water, they are more than likely to become frightened by you. The best thing to do is to try not to react to it and try to distract them with something else. Eventually they learn that biting gets no response out of you and they will stop doing it.
Biting is a natural response from birds to being fearful, very rarely to they just bite...but if you scream and make a scene when they bite you they will think its fun. JUst show your bird that your hands are not toys, and that if they are bratty and bite, that it doesn't get the response that they want. THIS WILL ONLY WORK THOUGH, if you respect your birds space, if they bite because you are touching them when they don't want to be touched you need to be aware that your bird doesn't want to be touched.
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Old 11-06-2012, 02:59 PM
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Re: How do you punish biting?

Just so you guys know, punishment is decreasing the frequency of a behavior. It does not necessarily mean hitting. I would never hit my bird. And just to clarify, I am not talking about like a "leave me alone" bite. I'm talking about a full on vicious attack where she hangs on and doesn't let go. It's hard to ignore that. I'm not sure that will work anyway because she is biting me because I am doing something she doesn't like. So, ignoring her biting might actually be reinforcing the behavior. For example, yesterday she jumped off my arm onto the couch and immediately went into a nesting phase and tried to dig behind a pillow. I knelt down to get her to step up and she attacked my finger. If I ignore that, aren't I giving her what she wants?
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