I agree with what Andie wrote. My birds were biting a lot. But
only when they were little. Now they seem to do it less often.
They are 7 weeks old. I hope it will get even better.
On 5/10/06, Andie wrote:
> I have found that the handfed lovebirds are especially fond of
> biting. Remember, hands are what fed them when they were
> little, and they never had their parents to teach them not to
> bite. You have to be their parent and teach them that biting
> is a no no. There are neumerous things you can try. You'll
> just have to try them and figure out what works best for your
> bird. Pinching the beak lightly while saying "NO," time out
> when "No bite" doesn't work. The earthquake method works for
> some. Shake your hand up and down lightly to get the bird off
> balance when it bites while saying "no bite." Make sure you
> include a verbal command with whatever method you do. That
> it will get to associate the words with the action, and
> eventually you should just have to use the words.
> Some are very persistent though and don't care what method you
> use, they just like to bite (I know, I have one =). The good
> news is they do tend to grow out of it, if not completely then
> for the most part. Be patient and it will pay off. Good luck!