Nanday Conure Forum

Message #5986. This is a followup to #5981.

Date:Thursday April 5, 2007 10:26:44 pm MDT
Subject:Re: Biting
Message: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

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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