New To Sun Codure Birdie

Geena

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Apr 15, 2024
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Hi, I recently rescued a sun codure. I am a dog rescuer, but this bird needed a home, I been reading all I can about the sun condures and using common sense, he really seems to like me and is quite spoiled. I am his 3rd Owner, the original owner passed away and the 2nd owner didn't want him. I try hard to read this bird with his moods, mostly he is happy, friendly, playful, funny and seems to Love me. But then out of the blue he will squawk and bite me, usually don't hurt but today he bit me on my face and it hurt becuz I have a mole that he bit... I was rather surprise and told him No Ollie, No you don't bite me and put him back into his cozy home, where he is now quiet and eating. I told him he hurt me and that's why he can't stay out. I'm just curious why all of a sudden he would be mean? We were having a nice time. Another thing he Hates it if I have a spray bottle in my hands? I will spray the dogs if they get 2 loud or bark 2 much. Ollie actually can Bark like one of the Little dogs now. 😄 I was so surprised when I heard him. But he hates water bottles Any advise on these questions. I would so appreciate it. Sincerely, Geena aka desert Angel 😇
 
Biting, whether intentional or not, just over preening your skin or actually taking chunks of meat out - all are PAINFULL! In the wild that sort of behavior is not tolerated by the flock. They ostracize flock members who continue to act like that. We call it 'Shunning'. This WILL work, but needs to be done correctly to get the message across and it needs to be done IMMEDIATELY so the parrot can associate the bite with the shunning action. And it needs to happen every time and with anyone involved with the parrot.

When the bite or over preening occurs:

  • Say in a forceful but not shouting voice "No Bite" or other endearments.
  • Immediately place the parrot on a nearby, handy chairback. NOT the cage (that would only teach the parrot to bite when he wants to go back to his cage).
  • Turn your back to him and ignore him for 1 minute. No peeking, no talking about or too him, NADA. NO eye contact. No less or the message is lost, no more or the bird will not associate the action with the bite.
  • After a minute you can try to re-establish contact.
Rinse, repeat as needed. Most parrots get the message after a few times, some may need more. Also very important - make sure the bite is not your fault. Annoying your parrot, asking him to step up when he is otherwise preoccupied with eating or playing, bothering him during known moody times like mating season, or ignoring the warnings and body language of your parrot - these are bites that you deserve! Learn, and be a better parront !!
 

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