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Old 11-11-2018, 09:30 AM
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I forgot to add, with other people abd other pets in the house, you might try working one on one in a bedroom too see if things go better that way
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Old 11-11-2018, 09:41 AM
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Re: Hi Everyone. :-)

If your bird is biting out of fear or to escape unwanted interaction, putting he away/in cage may actually be what he/she wants.
If you can figure out the motivation behind the biting (function of the behavior) you will be better able to respond without inadvertently encouraging the behavior.

If you know for a fact that your bird desires your attention, then putting him/her up would work, as he/she cannot be in time-out and getting your attention at the same time.

Do an ABC chart for biting. Antecedent (A) = what happens directly before the bite (e.g., Bob touched water bowl). Behavior (B) is what the bird does in concrete terms (e.g., screamed, ran up and bit Bob on the finger). Consequence (C) is what happens directly after the bite and it doesn't have to be a punishment..(e.g., Bob screamed, Bob laughed, Bob ran away, Bob gave bird a toy, Bob looked at the bird, Bob turned into an alien, Bob did a jig, Bob put the bird down).



Keep track of where you are (environment) and the time of day...and any unique features (such as lack of sleep the night before or the addition of a unique wardrobe item, such as a hat). These are "setting events" (variables that may impact behavior).



Eventually, you will be able to look back at the consequence column of the ABC chart and get a better idea of what the function of the behavior might be. The 4 main functions are 1) escape from a person, situation or task, 2) attention from people, a specific person or animals 3) tangibles (to get something), and 4) sensory (e.g., sleeping when tired, scratching when itchy etc).
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Old 11-11-2018, 12:23 PM
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Re: Hi Everyone. :-)

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Thank you everyone for the responses!! I was having serious issues trying to respond last night from my phone. The site isn't really phone friendly. This morning the pc decided to do a windows update and now I have to head off to work. But I have read the links I was given. When I get home this afternoon I'll respond to some of the suggestions I've been given. Have a great Sunday morning!!

I don't use my phone to interact with this site, but many members do with Tapatalk. Seems to enhance the experience!
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Old 11-11-2018, 02:26 PM
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Re: Hi Everyone. :-)

Throwing out right away that I'm no expert (especially compared to many here!!). Here's my experience: I had a GCC that bit everyone who wasn't me, but tolerated them nearby, and would step up and such for other people. If someone stood up to him (he would bite and get no reaction), he usually simmered down. He was a very bratty, one-person bird! Perhaps your new friend is similar. In the absence of his person, hopefully he'll bond to you. Good luck!
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Old 11-11-2018, 08:16 PM
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Welcome to you! Your new little one is just entering into puberty!
Oh brother!! Just what I need!

Quote: Originally Posted by Laurasea View Post
I forgot to add, with other people abd other pets in the house, you might try working one on one in a bedroom too see if things go better that way
She's not bothered by other pets at all unless they get too close, but she is still in quarantine in my room for another few days. LOTS of one on one!

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....but, often times, a foul odor is due to yeast. I use Bene-Bac powder...
Excellent to know!! I may still have some from when I did rescue work. If not, I'll go pick some up.

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If the owner isnít found, it sounds like sheíll have an amazing home .
Oh...you couldn't speak truer words! LOL!

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Yep! Noodles recommend this for my GCC whos feathers smelled yeasty! She got better fast.
Also I am in the camp bites are always your fault. So figure out what you are doing wrong, GCC run a tight ship lol!
Thank you! I'm looking forward to a fast NOT smelly birdie. As for bites always being the fault of the keeper - That I have a hard time swallowing. Sometimes its simply reacting like a spoiled two yr old when setting boundaries. So yes...its a direct reaction to an action a keeper has made, but it's not a negative "it's so and so's fault you got nailed". Sometimes setting boundaries with birds just hurts, and not knowing how long she's been lose or where exactly she came from...and PUBERTY......I don't believe there's fault. Just a learning curve and behavior modification in a sassy bird.

So now for an update! We are making progress in leaps and bounds!!! She hasn't broken skin at all today. She's letting me caress her wings and she even lifted them just a little before she did that little "no touchy touchy" screech. She's awesome with kisses (although I feared for my lips at first - won't know if I don't try.). She's learning what "Ow" and "No" means. Emoji is fearless! Her personality is coming out and I am learning what kind of toys she likes. Ropes and tassels she can run through her beak.

Yesterday was a trip back to the avian only vet for DNA testing, psittacosis just to be safe and she got her nails trimmed. Her flight feathers were trimmed last Wed. along with a couple of other tests.

Shwew! I think I'm caught up. Still no response from the original owner. Yay for me...I mean...what a shame.
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Old 11-11-2018, 08:24 PM
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Re: Hi Everyone. :-)

You will fit in very well in this community and be a valued asset.

As long as you love the birds and other furry, feathered, and scaled friends or kids Welcome.
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Old 11-11-2018, 08:31 PM
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Quote: Originally Posted by VeronicaJ View Post
Thank you everyone for the responses!! I was having serious issues trying to respond last night from my phone. The site isn't really phone friendly. This morning the pc decided to do a windows update and now I have to head off to work. But I have read the links I was given. When I get home this afternoon I'll respond to some of the suggestions I've been given. Have a great Sunday morning!!





I don't use my phone to interact with this site, but many members do with Tapatalk. Seems to enhance the experience!


^^^this. Tapatalk is a breeze. We even have a much easier method to post photos!


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Old 11-11-2018, 08:36 PM
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Welcome! Glad youíre here. Thank you for making the best possible effort to find Emojiís people and for being so enthusiastic about keeping her if they donít respond weíre glad to have you here in the nicest corner of the internet!


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Old 11-11-2018, 09:14 PM
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Re: Hi Everyone. :-)

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Quote: Originally Posted by Scott View Post
Quote: Originally Posted by VeronicaJ View Post
Thank you everyone for the responses!! I was having serious issues trying to respond last night from my phone. The site isn't really phone friendly. This morning the pc decided to do a windows update and now I have to head off to work. But I have read the links I was given. When I get home this afternoon I'll respond to some of the suggestions I've been given. Have a great Sunday morning!!





I don't use my phone to interact with this site, but many members do with Tapatalk. Seems to enhance the experience!

^^^this. Tapatalk is a breeze. We even have a much easier method to post photos!


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Ok then. I hope its that good! Imma gonna give it a try...
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Old 11-12-2018, 12:47 AM
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Re: Hi Everyone. :-)

I remember Nico went through a nippy phase for a few months, where he bit basically everyone but myself if anyone tried to touch him. To be honest I didn't change anything because I just assumed he was uncomfortable with being touched by people he doesn't know, but now he's fine with everyone and only bites me because I do things he doesn't like (cut his nails, take his food bowl, put him somewhere he doesn't want to be, etc). It could be the bird's personality, it could be improper training, or it could be a phase.
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