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Help With Biting Parrots
« on: March 24, 2009, 02:18:17 PM »

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http://www.africangreys.com/articles/behavior/biting.htm

Found this article, its very interesting and answers a lot of questions about biting. That is if its pasted correctly!

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Re: BITING
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2009, 06:50:05 PM »

great find ... I think it warrants a sticky considering it's a topic that comes up fairly frequently
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Re: Help With Biting Parrots
« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2009, 09:49:28 AM »

Indeed  :thumbsup:

Maybe add a another section for us to put lots of sticky help topic articles in ??
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Re: Help With Biting Parrots
« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2009, 10:36:08 AM »

Thats a good idea.  :thumbsup:

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Re: Help With Biting Parrots
« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2009, 02:23:00 PM »

Thats a good article Debbie x

I agree with the "stickys" section folks.
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Re: Help With Biting Parrots
« Reply #5 on: March 26, 2009, 09:32:36 PM »

 :thumbsup: thats a fab find found that really useful :)
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Re: Help With Biting Parrots
« Reply #6 on: April 28, 2009, 10:20:52 AM »

Found advice on biting really helpful...laddering sounds good,i will have to get to the step up bit 1st though!...lol Well....heres hoping? No more plasters on fingers!...lol
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Re: Help With Biting Parrots
« Reply #7 on: May 01, 2009, 12:37:34 PM »

Parrots dont like to see plasters on fingers, they have to be pulled off along with any scabs!!  :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

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Re: Help With Biting Parrots
« Reply #8 on: May 23, 2009, 09:20:46 AM »

 :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: ouch yes they do
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Re: Help With Biting Parrots
« Reply #9 on: November 17, 2009, 08:54:39 PM »

hi my name is lynn and im new to this my partner got me a timneh grey parrot and he is 4 years old he dose bite some times i dont no if he has been trained or not i just have to try all sorts i got him or her on sunday he will go on my hand and he trys to kiss me on my lips and he dose it to my partner but when it comes to my kids he dosent want to no them some times he will go on there hands and he will put his head down for them to touch but most of the time he gose to bite them when he is out his gage he gose to were ever he can rip my wallpaper and i dont no how to stop him from doing it please could any one help me with this be cause im not to sure on what to do thank you  :cry2:
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Re: Help With Biting Parrots
« Reply #10 on: November 17, 2009, 10:23:41 PM »

Hi Lynn, can I just ask - why did you get a parrot? Have you owned birds before?
First of all, keep your Timneh away from kids especially while he is not used to them. Timneh are known for being a bit unpredictable, they can bite even when you are scratching their head.
Parrots are not puppies or cats, they are practically wild animals. They are prey animals too and it takes a lot of time for them to get used to their new surroundings and owners. Parrots tend not to like children because children are too fast and unpredictable. Parrots don't make good family pets either. They are companion animals and not pets. They can be moody, they need their own space and they can't just be picked up or stroken whenever you want. They have very strong beaks and they will use it, if you don't get their body language. I would not advise you to bring your lips to your parrot - he might bite, and it will hurt!
Please don't get upset with my words, as some people do sometimes, but I just think it is only fair to warn you about all the dangers and all the possible consequences of your decision to bring a parrot to your home.
So, basically just explain your children that they shouldnt run around the bird, shout or tease him. It will only provoke biting. Don't punish the parrot, ever! It will make him only more upset and angry. If he goes for a bite a firm no will suffice. You can let give your parrot some treats, like a nut (no more than 3 nuts a day, best to choose walnuts, hazelnuts or almonds and not peanuts or monkey nuts), new toys etc. If the parrot is clearly not in the mood for strokes or play - just leave him and don't try to scratch him.

As for ripping your wallpaper - well parrots do that, they rip everything in sight and they need it. They need their own stuff to rip however, and not your wallpaper because the wallpaper can be toxic - clean cardboard, plain paper, rolled up newspaper are good for ripping. You will need to provide your parrot with plenty of toys too, of all sorts and sizes - have a look here www.24parrot.com 
He will also need fresh branches from parrot-safe trees, which have never been sprayed with any chemicals - apple, birch, ash, maple, hazel are all suitable. I hope he already has natural wood perches in his cage. The dowel perches all cages usually come with are absolutely unsuitable.
Natural branches as perches will provide not only comfortable perching surface, but also entertainment as the parrot will be able to shred it to pieces
Diet is extremely important for your parrot to stay happy and healthy and not moody. Read more about diet here: http://www.african-grey-parrots.co.uk/parrot-forum/index.php?topic=3280.0


Keep your parrot away from nibbing on metal parts, small parts, like beads etc., wallpapers and walls as all these can be toxic. Don't cook with teflon or any other non-stick coated cookware too in the house, the fumes can kill a parrot at an instant.


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Re: Help With Biting Parrots
« Reply #11 on: January 09, 2010, 05:48:38 PM »

My husband took Tess into the front room wth him as he was on pc, he sat Tess beside him. After about 10mins Tess bite him on the chest lol :rofl: My husband put Tess back onto her perch and she huffed wth him for the rest of the nite lol. We think it was because Scott wasnt payin her much attention as he was busy on pc.. Jealous r wat .......... :parrot:
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Re: Help With Biting Parrots
« Reply #12 on: March 09, 2010, 09:17:00 PM »

hya im new on this site, im just wondering if some one can help me understand my parrott, shes being chewiing her perch alot , and biting me aswell for some reason , she has being hand tamed from coming out of the egg,but she as turned a bit nasty all of a sudden, and i cnt understand why ?
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Re: Help With Biting Parrots
« Reply #13 on: March 09, 2010, 09:57:04 PM »

How old is she Louise, and i have replied on your other post, is you have difficulty finding it, push the blue writing above, "new messages since last visit"  :thumbsup:
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« Reply #14 on: April 13, 2010, 10:09:49 AM »

please help, charlie has started biting my lips, he is 18 months old so loving giving kisses and cuddles then bites my lip and wont let go, i dont know how much more i can take!!! my lips look like i have cold sores with his biting
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Re: Help With Biting Parrots
« Reply #15 on: April 13, 2010, 10:22:51 AM »

Hiya, why do you let him near your lips? dont
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Re: Help With Biting Parrots
« Reply #16 on: April 13, 2010, 11:07:37 AM »

Yeah. keep Charlie away from your lips..
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Re: Help With Biting Parrots
« Reply #17 on: April 13, 2010, 11:35:11 AM »

Yeah. keep Charlie away from your lips..
Bob, its simples  :haha: :haha: :haha:
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Re: Help With Biting Parrots
« Reply #18 on: April 13, 2010, 11:37:15 AM »

Yeah Ali  :rofl: :rofl:
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Re: Help With Biting Parrots
« Reply #19 on: July 31, 2010, 06:52:28 PM »

Hi can anyone help
i have just got an African grey he is 4 years old his name is Alf, he has been with me now for a few weeks and seemed to settle in very well be over the past few days has been biting when you go near him, he will happily come out of his cage and sit on the top, he was also very chatty when i first got him home but he seems to have gone a bit quiet he is eating and drinking well and i spend most of my time talking to him to try to help him settle in but he just keeps biting please help
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