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Message #1219. This is a followup to #1214.

Name:Carrie
Date:Wednesday February 4, 2004 11:02:01 am MST
Subject:Re: Biting
Message:Hiya VP!!

Vinnie I'm sure is a wonderful guy, just waiting for the right time to show it!  One thing I have learned in all of the stories I have read and people I have talked to is (and this does NOT make you bad parents!!!) its never their fault.  Something is making Vinnie feel threatened.  It might be something as simple as a baseball cap?  Or a beard?  Parrots are flock animals, it goes against their nature to be alone.  Try being OVERLY dramatic in another room.  Make him WANT to be where you are.  Play loud music, laugh, make noise.  Nandays are major noise loving drama queens!  Try that and see how it works:)

Another thing, try to not react to the bite.  I know this is easier said than done, but remembering they are into drama the more you pull back and yell and dance around in pain................the more amusing they will find it AND they will see that hey, if I bite Mommy or Daddy I get my way!  My Jacques used to bite me all the time when I tried to take her off my shoulder.  After a while, she found out that Mommy doesn't react to it and she is STILL taken off my shoulder.  She still sqwauks at me but she does step up.  Daddy on the other hand, still pulls his hand back fast and yells and she is STILL biting him:)

I'm not an expert but I know what worked for me:)

Carrie and the Crew

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