- Apr 8, 2013
- Kingsley the Green Cheek Conure - hatchdate 1/30/13
Kingsley is 10 weeks old- I've only had him for a week but we have already made HUGE progress in bonding and getting him to be more outgoing. He will now eagerly fly to my shoulder, play in my hair, and even crawl into my sweater like a blanket. He does "step up" pretty well too, the only thing is that he does not like hand touching. He will get bothered if I touch him with my hand, and if he is standing on my hand he will often take a nibble- and sometimes clamp down hard! He is relaxed and not angry when this happens, so I'm wondering if maybe he thinks of my hand as a perch or a toy and doesn't realize it actually hurts me. I've been trying to alert him to it by making a "hiss" noise, like birds do when they are angry- which he seems to respond to for a while but then he'll try again later. So what else can I do to get him not to bite my hands? I really want him to be okay being handled too, so I can eventually start his flight suit training. Thanks for any tips!