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    Budgie keeps biting me

    I have started to feed my burd out of my hand, however if I get to close sheíll bite my finger, not enough to draw blood but it hurts enough to where I yank my hand away. Today I had a millet on my hand and she stepped up on my hand to eat it, however the millet soon fell off my hand and she turned and bit my finger hard. I put her back on the perch, got the millet and left. I donít know what to do, I got her as a baby but itís been a year since I got her and shes still not used to me, she is still scared of me and bites me if I get to close. As a baby I was able to give her scratches, wrap her in a blanket when she was cold and have her perch on my hand and finger, now she doesnít want me at all. What do I do?

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    Re: Budgie keeps biting me

    All birds tend to be afraid of our hands, and many never completely let go of that fear. It is a natural instinct that causes them to bite. Instead of putting the millet seeds in your hand, take a whole sprig of millet, reach the top of the sprig out to her, so she does not have to fear your hand. Then let her eat off the top of the sprig. and praise her and tell her good girl. Over time, this might help to keep her from biting.

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    Re: Budgie keeps biting me

    Millet can also be clipped on the side of a cage for your budgie to eat. I think I would keep my hand away from her, as to not be bitten again. Soon birds tend to bite. And they are also capable of drawing blood if they bite harder. I had 1 budgie that bit his whole life.

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    I always take a big spring of millet out and put it out for her to eat out of my hand. I just don’t understand why she all of a sudden turned on me? She wasn’t aggressive before, but now she bites and runs away from me

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    Re: Budgie keeps biting me

    How old is she? Is she moulting?

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