Re: What do you do about biting
Posted by Dee Anna on 12/31/05
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
Kristine as hard as it might be don't move your hand when
she bites. quakers seem to believe if you run I'll chase
you. i have good luck with rearanging her territory reguraly
and if she has extremely nippy for several days i move her
to a new room. i also find that she is very sweet when not
in her cage so i coax her on to my hand and then take her to
another room for one on one time and i practice the step up
and tell her good girl. after many bloody bites haven't any
in a few days now (yea) but if she does get nipy i shut the
door and ignore for a few hours and then try again.