Re: What do you do about biting
Posted by Dee on 12/28/05
I'm not sure all you've tried, but I can try and help. It's
not so unusual for birds to get cage aggressive. The only
two tried and true methods I've used are to
1) stick/perch train her.
2) allow her to crawl out of the cage herself
3) the most painful, but also most effective, offer her a
knuckle to gnaw on. I have worked tirelessly to make each
and every parrot know that bites don't intimidate me. It's
not an easy thing to do though because bites can be painful.
Don't allow a biting bird to perch on your shoulder though.
Especially on your daughter. Forearm only...for your
On 12/28/05, Kristine wrote:
> We got our quaker about 4 months ago. She goes through
> stages where she bites a lot. She even bites you when you
> try to pick her up out of the cage to hold her. I have
> started having to wear gloves to hold her. Now she has
> started biting my daughter's ears when she is holding her.
> I read that you should just distract them when they bite
> and we have tried doing that, but it does not seem to be
> working. It is to the point I am leaving her in her cage
> most of the time because I am tired of being bitten.
> Do any of you have some good suggestions to stop this bad