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zi-glitterati wrote: > Linda wrote: > > zi-glitterati, I'm sorry the worst possible advice you can get for > > biting is to take the two suggestions that were made to you of > > Putting this Nanday in its cage, and clipping its wings! > > > > The issue with the nanday could be two fold. > > 1. This ten year old nanday could be hormonal and is "defending > your > > daughter as mate. > > 2. the recent move your daughter made is frightening to him and it > is > > "Fear based biting. > > > > Just a little advice: > > 1. go back on this board- way back into the archives you will find > > many posts made by our experts, not me. and some links to websites > > that will help you understand what biting is all about. > > > > 2. Give the bird credit when credit is due by believing he > > understands the words, "No bite!" it actually can be effective. > > > > Remember a bird's beak is an equivalent of our mouths and it is > their > > > source of communication with us, and unfortunately it often does > mean > > Linda... > Thank you for responding to my posting. You have given me some good > advice. I do believe that the bird defends my daughter as mate. I have > watched him attempt to feed her. HA! I will take your advice and go > back into the archives and read what others have posted. I totally > agree with you in regards to clipping a birds wings. I would never > allow that to happen. Thanks Again! > > > > some biting..... > > > > I have also occassionally to sooth a biting bird, cuddled it. Now > > they rarely bite. > > > > Clipping wings: is an argument that just can't be won. > > > > However, I will say this: Clipping wings is for humans not birds!! > > > > birds by their very nature are wild, but our pet parrots are > > dependent upon us and it's unfair for us to expect them to 'behave > > like our human children. > > > > wrote: > > > My daughter recently moved and could not take her bird, a nanday > > > conure, with her. I am keeping the bird. The bird is > > approximately > > > 10 years old. I love the bird and would like to let him out of > his > > > cage to fly and get some exercise. He was free to fly around the > > > first few years and then he began to attack and bite! He took a > > bite > > > out of my face once, and I have been afraid of him since. He > seems > > to > > > protect my daughter and doesn't bite her, but everyone else he > > attacks > > > and bites. Do you have any suggestions for me. I would appreciate > > any > > > help or info. Thanks, zi-glitterati
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