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chris barber <email address not displayed>
chris barber wrote on the Nanday Conure Forum message board: > hi i have a pair of nanadays witch i v only had a couple of weeks i > could feed them by hand with no probs but since the weekend they have > gone veery nipy do they go nasty when they are likle 2 go down 2 breed > > Mahlikah wrote: > > I notice that my Nanday tends to want to bite if he's inside the > cage > > and he's being reached for while inside the cage. > > What I've learned to do as we've come to the understanding is to > just > > open the cage door, he'll climb down from wherever he's at and come > to > > the door, and step-up onto my hand very pleasantly at the cage door > > opening. > > If he won't come to the cage door opening, as mine has done, I > leave > > him alone, and try again later...and it has worked. I haven't > gotten > > bit by reaching for him while he was inside the cage since. > > I've now had my Nanday for just 3 weeks, and we're still learning > > communication together. Everyday, there's always something new. > > As far as his toys go, he seems to be a little bit possessive of > > them, and I switch/move toys when he's out of his cage, out of > biting > > range and yet, he still can see what I'm doing. Food/Water > bowls...he > > doesn't seem to have a problem with me handling them, so far so > good, > > never had a problem with the bowls. > > > > I'd like to know more about how you got your Nanday, where you got > it > > from, how old is it, and when did you get it? This will also help > > others here a bit more on how to give further advice with the > > biting. > > > > I took on this Nanday understanding that I WILL GET BITTEN. It's > all > > part of owning a bird. The question lies as to WHY the bird is > > biting. > > I know that a lot of times, when the bird owner is bitten, it > usually > > is an error on the owner's part for misreading the bird's body > > language and warning signs, etc. but this is with birds that have > not > > been abused/neglected, and talking about the average happy bird > that > > will NAIL ya sometimes. > > I've been bitten several times, but did NOT give an excited > > dramatized reaction, and acted like I didn't even feel the > > bite....(yeah, it's hard to do... lol) > > Seems that once he saw that biting me has no effect to his desire, > he > > has backed off quite a bit with his biting. He never did bite > often, > > but would bite 2 days in a row, then cease biting to just about > zero. > > Or sometimes he bites my hands while I'm putting him down, I give > my > > wrist a twisting back and forth motion, throwing him off balance, > > then he stops....still no drama, right? He stopped biting even when > I > > tell him "down"....and has complied with no arguments since > twisting > > my wrist 2-3 times. Gives them a feeling of trying to walk on the > log > > in the water....makes them bring up their wings for balance, and > their > > head seems like it must be higher to balance. > > > > I suppose it's to each their own, whatever works for their birds, > > since we all know, they're all individuals. > > > > Good luck with your new family member, and tell us more about it. > > > > > > > > > wrote: > > > > Need just a little advice here. I have a new nanday. Everytime > I > > > reach > > > > in his cage he bites me. It's not a nip ..its a true painful > > bite. > > > It > > > > doesn't matter if I'm working with his food dishes or changing > > his > > > > toys. I've ended up with some nasty bruises. Don't get me wrong > > I > > > > love him like crazy. But I don't know what to do to get him to > > > > understand I'm not trying to hurt him. I sit next to his cage > > and > > > > talk to him all day long off and on. He is still new to my home > > so > > > I > > > > know it will take him some time before he will totally trust > me. > > > That > > > > is why I spend so much time talking with him. If anyone has any > > > > information you can share with me I would be more than glad to > > > hear > > > > it. Thanks for your time.
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