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    He wont stop biting me

    Buddy Love just ain't that loveable... I must say I think I gave him the wrong name. Its been a month and a half and hes been callling all the shots. i dnt force him to do nothing he doesnt want to. Yesterday was the first time he came to me. it was 2 am and i couldnt be more excited. he flew on my shoulder and i wouldnt ove a muscle although i smiled uncontrolably. he started nibleing my cheecks a little ruff but i figured all lovebirds do and i had a instant reaction to turn my head and pucker my lips. he kissed me many times and it was great! . after about 5 minutes he started biting me. my neck, check and lips if i let him get close enough.i never raised my hand which i physically cant do to my disability although i did blow in his face as hard as i could and said no. he keeps flying to me all dayas a matter of fact but only to nibble for 5 to 10 seconds then starts biting again, i dnt know what to do. i want him with my just not biting me. i do put my hand in the cage to get him used to me but he is hand shy.

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    Re: He wont stop biting me

    please ill take any advise

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    so far drawn blood 2x

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    Re: He wont stop biting me

    He has to learn boundaries- quickly. If he starts to bite he needs to be removed from where ever he is- your shoulder, arm immediately. Tell him no, give him a stern look and turn your back to him. Ignore him for a few minutes and try again. He will learn that biting is not going to get him attention- and they love attention. When he is good reward him with a tiny treat or an enthusiastic "Good Boy!!". If he starts biting again, repeat as above, but give him a short time out in his cage (3-5 mintures) and try it again.

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    Re: He wont stop biting me

    yes his wings are clip and shockingly he isnt a millet lover. he is too shy to hand him any food. he runs to his happy hut. thats why i have beenletting hm climb on me.

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    i am going through the same. You have to take everybody's advice on here they have some good ones Pea finally showed a little improvement yesterday on me but my wife watch out!! I think they are young and as Rachel said testing the waters I am hoping for you and me things will get better. So how old is you bird?

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    Re: He wont stop biting me

    buddy was born 1.25.08 so almost 3 months.. hes sweet one minute and then he just bites me... i get scared sometimes...

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    Re: He wont stop biting me

    did buy from a breeder or pet store i got Pea from a pet store the birdhouse store on 18 north in eastbrunswick or oldbridge Pea and Buddy are about the same age

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    i bought buddy from a breeder in plainfield. she said she hand feed him but when i brought him home that was not the case. he is extrealy hand shy.

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    Re: He wont stop biting me

    I wish you the best of luck. Like others have said, dealing with it when it happens is a great way of teaching them. Razzle is doing the same thing at the moment, his nips can really hurt at times. Even though he hasn't drawn any blood "yet" he still bites very hard. Take note of what's happening each time when he bites. Keep a log of it. Keep going back to it and keep note of when and why he's doing it. I did the same with Razzle and have found several things that trigger him to bite. It's helped me a lot.
    Goodluck, I hope it is just a phase he's going through.

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