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Re: Help With Biting Parrots
« Reply #60 on: October 26, 2013, 07:39:07 PM »

Hi :welcome:

I have an Ammie that I can't touch, and I have a Grey that will let me tickle her but that's about it.

Greys are known to be one person birds. I think the key to trust building is to keep a reasonable distance (as in don't crowd her) and to not force her to do anything. There also needs to be an understanding of body language from both sides...

You need to learn to read her body language and she needs to understand yours...

For example, if I want to tickle one of my birds, I will crook my finger raise it and say tickle tickle. If they want tickles they lower their heads, if they don't do that, then I don't continue.
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Re: Help With Biting Parrots
« Reply #61 on: October 27, 2013, 05:31:59 PM »

My CAG Poly bites only during the period of fool moon, For those 2-3 days Poly is not in a mood for anything, he don't speak, don't play, AND BITES HARD....he is probably turning into werewolf :D Nonetheless, he does not bite when I am cleaning his cage, giving him food and water. After this 2-3 "critical" days he is OK again - tame, playful, dynamic, talkative, curios .

Does anybody else have similar experience with " werewolf-parrot" ?
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Re: Help With Biting Parrots
« Reply #62 on: October 29, 2013, 09:49:53 PM »

A week ago baby was like this for two days but I can only put it down to moulting and hes skin must have been really ichy what with all of those new feathers poking through his skin.

After a couple of day he was his fine self again.
I have not owned him long enough to know if this is a regular thing or a one off.
maybe someone else could advise.
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Re: Help With Biting Parrots
« Reply #63 on: April 29, 2015, 01:47:29 PM »

I have a 2yr old re-homed African Grey. Initially, when I first brought her home (about 2 months ago) she seemed to warm up to me pretty well. She almost immediately stepped up for me and allowed me to pet her head and ate from my hand. All of a sudden she's gotten snippy with me. She gives me no warning and lunges at me  :nono:. She doesn't want to step up unless I show her a treat and even then she won't always do it. In addition, she's suddenly sitting with her back to me. Any ideas? I really would like to give her a good home and a great life but I'm just not sure how to build my happy and loving relationship with her. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
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Re: Help With Biting Parrots
« Reply #64 on: April 29, 2015, 02:01:04 PM »

when did she start behaving differently?
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Re: Help With Biting Parrots
« Reply #65 on: April 29, 2015, 02:09:42 PM »

She just started behaving this differently two days ago.


when did she start behaving differently?
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Re: Help With Biting Parrots
« Reply #66 on: April 29, 2015, 02:38:28 PM »

could be a few things Faith, it could be that she's settled in and is displaying her 'authority' now she's used to life with you.

She's two, so it could be the terrible two's that lasts a little while and you just need to work through it.

it could be she's moulting and she's uncomfortable

alot are displaying hormonal behaviour, she's a bit too young but still could be that.

I would suggest giving her a little bit of space and watch her for a couple of days, she could well get over it herself.

in all honesty they do get 'moods' and it could be as simple as that. :)
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Re: Help With Biting Parrots
« Reply #67 on: May 04, 2015, 06:34:23 PM »

Kairos had that bad week and then this weekend she started molting and she suddenly had an attitude change! WOOOOOHOOOOO! Once she started dropping a few feathers she seemed to get back to her old self. She's stepping up and requesting the good ole head scratch and isn't being nippy or lunging at me anymore. So you were very right and I can only assume that leading up to this molting was causing some discomfort and maybe once she started to molt it gave much relief. I'm not really sure but I guess i'll be researching this subject.

Thanks for the help!
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Re: Help With Biting Parrots
« Reply #68 on: May 04, 2015, 08:21:00 PM »

yeah they get very grumpy around moulting time, it must be very uncomfortable for them,  bathing or spraying them helps a bit
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Re: Help With Biting Parrots
« Reply #69 on: May 07, 2015, 04:24:20 PM »

I can't get her to take a bath so i'm trying to mist her but she doesn't seem to like it. I put a bath in her cage and keep changing the water so hopefully she will eventually step out of her comfort zone and take a dip  :crossed

She's still up and down with her moods and she spent almost the entire day in her CAGE by choice. Awe, I love her! I hope she feels better soon!

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Re: Help With Biting Parrots
« Reply #70 on: January 06, 2016, 09:21:26 PM »

Hey. Im new on this. I have just recently brought an Africa Grey. He tends to shake alot when I go near him and has bitten me a few times. he seems to be fine with everyone else in the house. its just me he is fearing of. is this because i brought him of another person? He comes to me when nobody is in the house. But the moment my brother walks in, he doesnt want to know me. :(
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Re: Help With Biting Parrots
« Reply #71 on: February 07, 2016, 10:15:07 PM »

Some greys are like this, especially when in a new home. It might be he prefers the look of you brother, when he is around, don't take it to heart as this happens to most of us, no matter what their age, so its not because you rehomed him :)

He is still new to you, and he needs more time x
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Re: Help With Biting Parrots
« Reply #72 on: April 19, 2016, 07:51:42 PM »

I wrote a few weeks ago regarding Sony he's now coming out the cage but is terrified of my hand going near him he will climb away when in the cage and if out will fly away he will step up if he's stuck but flys off as quick as he can he was stepping up nicely before I got him back Iv noticed his wing feathers have been cut wrongly as well any tips on how to get him to struts my hand is not going to hurt him he gets frantic if I try when he's out the cage and I don't want to scare him once he's on my hand he will let me stroke his back if any one can help I'd be greatful
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Re: Help With Biting Parrots
« Reply #73 on: April 19, 2016, 09:44:01 PM »

Hi
It just takes time
Just talk to him calmly and Praise him when he is in your hand even if only for a short time :)
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