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Message #1259. This is a followup to #1214.

Name:Brandy
Date:Tuesday February 10, 2004 5:11:19 pm MST
Subject:Re: Biting
Message:What worked for me and my nanday was that when he bit me, I bit him back on his toe (lightly). After about two or three times of this, he saw that if he bites, he gets bit. He didn't like getting bit, so he stopped biting. It's just a conditioned response. He got back what he gave... so when he gave kisses, he got back kisses. It works in reverse too. Simple, but very effective.

Vinnie's Parents wrote:
> We have had Vinnie for about 4 months now and he still bites us. We
> are talking take a big chunk out of your hand, not a little nip.  Is
> there something wrong with him or us?  Also, he will not let us get
> him out of his cage unless we have a washcloth or a glove on our
> hand. And then when we finally do get him out, he just runs back to
> his cage and stands there until we put him back in there (oh and by
> the way, we take him in another room to play with him, he just walks
> back to his room and stands by the door)If anyone has some advise,
> please e-mail us or post a message. Thank you so much.

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