Post: Conures and Biting
Posted by Virginia on 10/23/10
I have 2 green cheeks and one fancy green cheek conures.
I have done an intense amount of reading. What I have
found is that conures only way of exploring their world is
with the tongue and beak. They are not mean just
curious. I have learned to go with the flow with mine.
Mine love to nibble my ear and if they get a reaction they
squeal. If they are in the mood for attention, there is
something they want or I am not doing. I redirect mine if
they start biting. Also one thing I remember is birds are
sexual in nature. I will put a pillow on my sofa so that
they can hide behind it. I take my index finger and
say "goobie, goobie, goobie". They will roll on their
back and let you gently rub their bellies. If they get to
rough I simply stop and say not so rough. I don't know if
this helps any but all the suggestions on stop biting
ideas have not helped.
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Conures and Biting, 10/23/10, by Virginia.