Nanday Conure Forum

Message #5985. This is a followup to #5979.

Date:Thursday April 5, 2007 9:40:35 pm MDT
Subject:Re: Biting
Message:Kit wrote:
> There are people here who know a lot more than I do, especially about
> Nandays, but to me this sounds like a bird who should not be flying
> free. I would clip his wings. My Nanday also tends to bite everyone
> but me, at least once, and I can't have her flying around biting
> people. If you can, I would work on step up training on a perch so
> that he gets the idea that you're in charge, too. It's not good for
> anybody including the bird when the bird thinks it's the boss! Good
> luck.
> Thanks for your response. I forgot to mention in my posting that I would NOT clip the birds wings. I have heard from quite a few people that it doesn't hurt the bird, but it would definitely hurt me. These birds live for a long time and to be cooped up in a cage for 25-30 years or longer is just so abusive and sad.    

> zi-glitterati 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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