Green Cheek Conure Biting

Sabrina.919

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Jun 28, 2021
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Hello! I have a Green Cheek Conure named Forky. Ive had him since June of this year and he was born in March. So he is still a baby. However, he has quite a biting problem. He has lots of toys in his cage that he loves to play with. Sometimes when I go to feed him, he gets very protective of his food like he thinks I’m going to take it away. He tries to bite me when I’m putting a treat in his bowl. I try to calm him down by talking to him but it doesn’t really help. I let him out of his cage almost every day after work but he usually stays on top of his cage. I have taught him target training but he is still learning. He bites pretty hard, not making me bleed or anything, but it does leave a mark. Usually when he bites is when I’m getting too close to him or I’m trying to pet him. I think he might just be scared. I’ve gotten some conure books and I’m reading them now. Any advice? I know it isnt going to go away over night. Or possibly any tips on bonding with a bird?
 

araz

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Oct 9, 2021
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The key is "feeding him by your hand". He should trust you and its easiest way is feeding him by your hand and also remember that the cage is his property so he will be protective in the cage. so give him time and feed him out of the cage.
 

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