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    Biting

    Can anyone give me an idea on how to stop Jeckle from biting. I'm getting tired of the bruises and the welts from it. I've been telling him NO in a loud stern voice and then ignore him. He just looks at me makes a laughing sound and then bites again.

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    Re: Biting

    There are a lot of threads on here on this topic, did you try searching for info under the "search" bar above?

    Well all I have heard of doing is doing the "earthquake" when they're on your hand. If he bites when he's on your hand, shake your hand a bit so that he tips a little bit off balance. If you're consistent with this, he will hopefully learn that when he bites, he falls off balance and that is no fun... =]

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    Re: Biting

    If he bites and holds the earthquake can make him hold on tighter. I forget what type of bird Jeckle is but you can also try blowing in his face. Ignoring the bites and not showing any sign of pain is what stopped my lovie dead in her biting tracks. She doesn't even consider biting anymore.
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    Re: Biting

    The earth quake, the birdie wobble as it is called is not a good thing. It can injure your bird, not to mention break the trust you are building with your feathered friends.

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    Re: Biting

    My bird likes the up and down motion, ie when I dance to the music with him.

    My other birds responded to me looking them in the eye for a moment and saying no. My voice didn't have to be loud, in fact I make it an effort not to be loud. If I catch them before they are going to bite, but it seems as if it is coming, it has worked with most of them.

    My 10 month old conure seems to be having a tough time learning this to my satisfaction, lol. Many of the bites are not meaness, it is mostly exploring and excitement. It doesn't stop him from hurting sometimes.

    When I see my bird over stimulated I talk in a soft voice and try to bring his energy down. I think many conures are known to be nippy, though.

    good luck!

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