We found that our quakers each went through a struggle with
this around 14-18mo. If you can be patient, and get by this
power struggle with your quaker, you could turn out to have a
very loving, fun companion!
We use the "Earthquake" method. Let the bird perch on your
ungloved finger. Gloves just are not natural, my opinion
only.. if your little guy/gal dips down to take a bite, drop
your hand down just a little very quickly ONCE to throw them
off balance, and say "NO" in a firm, but not loud voice.
Don't yell--they will respond better to a firm "NO" associated
with the moment of insecurity as they are knocked off
Plenty of praises are needed when you hold him and he doesn't
bite! Do the earthquake if he bites, he will let go, and then
put him right into his cage. After a few minutes, let him
come out and try again. Every time he bites, "Earthquake"
accompanied by a "NO!" and back in the cage.
Hope that helps! It works very well for us, with ALL of our