biting

  1. Skittles16

    Weird random biting phase

    A while ago my parrot Skittles was injured by getting her head caught in the door and the skin on her head came off down to the bone. After making some calls I treated her accordingly and It healed fully after a month. But now she has this weird biting thing where she'll bite someone if they...
  2. X

    Conure suddenly biting? Help?

    My gcc has never been particularly bitey, but she has always been very excited by tissues. This wasn't much of an issue before, we would just give her a little bit of tissue or let her bite it before using it, but for some reason all of a sudden when you try to give her the tissue she'll go...
  3. Parr0tsFly

    Question about biting

    I have a male cinnamon green cheek conure named Koko he is about 2 years old and he has been biting since he was rehomed when he was 6 months old and I'm trying to stop him from biting and he has gotten better since he first came here he is chill and quiet but he bites hard about once a day to...
  4. OpieBoy

    Quaker Parrot suddenly aggressive and bitey

    Hi there, I've had my boy Opie (2 years old) for a year and a half now. He has always been a very affectionate, smart, gentle boy. Initially he was scared of everything and over time he grew more and more confident. He comes to me voluntarily for scratches, cuddles, or if he just wants to be...
  5. O

    Flight attacks

    Hi, I’m new to the forum. I recently adopted a 4 year old male blue naped amazon. We have reason to believe he has been passed around many families and was abused. He has a large scab on the top of his head and the previous owners kept him in a tiny dog cage and only fed him sunflower seeds...
  6. L

    Struggling with untamed Ringneck

    Hello all! I'm struggling to know whether I am able to keep an INR (Mr Wong) I adopted from my tai chi teacher. I was told that Mr Wong is "totally tame", "loved being with people" and "could go outside on your shoulder without flying away" all of which are absolutely not true. His wings are...
  7. C

    Emergency / biting green cheek conure

    I'm writing this while crying. Please read this and help me please I'll give some context. I've had my green cheek conure ( Chester) for almost 4 years and I got him with 1 month. He didn't have any problems with biting except when he was passing puberty but never with me just with others. Two...
  8. Z

    Can training get rid of Biting all together?

    Long story short, I intend on working with an 36-year-old Amazon and a 9-year-old conure my brother is neglecting either by frequent visits or taking the animals myself. (I haven't decided which since either comes with its own issues) The reason they're being neglected is because they bite and...
  9. B

    Have I trained my bird to bite me?

    I was working with a GCC I have for a few months on her step up/down because while she would readily step up to go to my shoulder or her training perch, she wouldn't come off me without a target stick or a treat. But after about a week of working on the step up/down as a trick (treating on up...
  10. S

    Urgent advice needed for baby ringneck

    Hey all, I just got a hand reared Indian ringneck a week ago (3 months old) Its not aggressive, but when it's on me, it will just reach down casually and chew on my skin and draw blood. Is this normal for ringnecks? I've had other parrots but I assumed with it being hand raised it wouldn't do...
  11. Dandy

    Sudden aggression from a formerly cuddly conure

    Hi all, I got Dandy, my green cheek conure, from a shelter about 8 months ago. They said he was around 2 years old, but didn't know his exact age, so I'm assuming he is around 3 years old now. Once he adjusted to me and my apartment, he was such a sweet and cuddly bird. Suddenly, he started...
  12. J

    Biting issues and puberty questions

    Hi all, so I've written in the health section about some issues I've had with my GCC Java a few times, health wise he's doing well and we haven't had any scares since thank goodness but now we've moved on to a new issue. Java has recently gotten VERY bitey and aggressive, he's got a good...
  13. K

    Red Belly Parrot - Hormonal/Aggressive

    I am hoping for some advice with our Red Belly, Al. He is 26 years old, and we just adopted him about 3 months ago. Ever since we got him he has always had an obsession with doors. Opening rooms, closets, the fridge, cupboards, etc would always result in him flying across the room and trying to...
  14. B

    Angry bird! Please help!

    Hello! I recently purchased my first Indian Ringneck about 2 weeks ago. The breeder said that he/she (no idea of the gender currently) was hand reared and is about 13 weeks. When I got him home I opened the cage door and allowed him to move into his new big boy cage, the one he was kept in by...
  15. PapayaTheQuaker

    Training advice please!

    Hello! I've had Papaya for a while now but I feel as though we are not completely bonded as most parrot owners are. I feel as though he is still very skittish and and he tends to bite me when he is in his cage and I know quakers are very cage aggressive but nevertheless I would assume it...
  16. missammo

    Territorial Biting

    I have a green cheek conure named Pocky that has a lot of trust issues. Her family moved away and gave her to my dad. About a few weeks ago she came to live with me. She has a huge biting problem. Pocky hates fingers. It's impossible to get her to step up on your finger since she doesn't like...
  17. M

    My GCconure suddenly hates me !

    My dearest Eddie.. what have I done to deserve this? Bloodshed! Tears! I’m heartbroken! My little Green Cheek named Eddie is approximately 11 months old so we are nearing his first birthday. I adopted him at about 5 months old so he has been part of my family for around 6 months now. Especially...
  18. P

    Raging Hormones!!

    I don't know if it's because Spring is in the air or Zim is just settling in to our new home and dynamic but his hormonal behaviours have been steadily increasing in intensity. He has chosen my partner as his mate, with all the joys of following him everywhere, regurgitating food on him and...
  19. F

    My Green Cheek won’t stop biting

    Hi! I’ve had my green cheek for about 6 months now and she is lovely. She cuddles up to me and will let me give her scratches on her head. But when I bring my hand close to her, her first instinct is to latch on to my finger and start chewing. Hard. It is incredibly painful, and she doesn’t let...
  20. C

    GCC's constant and resilient biting

    I'm making a dedicated thread to how my GCC (named Climber) is constantly looking for things to bite. He has a toy that he usually stands on but apart from that he doesn't have anything else to bite (in my house), so he looks for random things within his reach to bite (even my computer mousepad...
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