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Re: biting
« Reply #20 on: September 15, 2013, 07:25:22 PM »

7 hours is nowhere near enough for a parrot, they need about 12 hours sleep, no wonder he's grumpy
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Re: biting
« Reply #21 on: September 16, 2013, 08:57:10 AM »

Right well l never realised he needed that much. Perhaps he does sleep during the day when im not here then. Last night he was covered over for 12 hours, I shall see how he does with this all week.

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Re: biting
« Reply #22 on: September 16, 2013, 09:04:49 AM »

yeah it might help, mine usually don't get the full 12 hours, more like 10 - 11, and i can definitely tell when they haven't had enough, they are really moody :)
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Re: biting
« Reply #23 on: September 18, 2013, 09:32:41 PM »

Charlie is finally in a better mood. Ive upped his sleeping hours but also came home today and he has shed a lot of baby feathers, perhaps he was in a malting stage and thats why he had the grumps :crossed 
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Re: biting
« Reply #24 on: September 18, 2013, 09:53:38 PM »

Well thats good to hear steven, so pleased he is in a better mood.  Yes it could the molting making him grumpy. Hope charlie continues to do well  :cheekkiss:
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Re: biting
« Reply #25 on: September 18, 2013, 11:30:57 PM »

Yep the moulting makes them really grumpy but he'll get over it, the extra sleep will kick in more too, it's a learning curve. A steep one ;)
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Re: biting
« Reply #26 on: September 19, 2013, 05:53:01 PM »

I never thought of asking about sleeping hours.  Yeah, 12 hours is good.  Just to cover him over so he knows it's bedtime will help a lot. Good luck.

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Re: biting
« Reply #27 on: September 24, 2013, 04:00:54 PM »

Thanks everyone, been very helpful. Charlie is more settled now, he has lost a lot of feathers over a period of 2 days. He has got little bold patch under 1 wing, quite high up which is strange. He still preens himself daily so hope its just coz he's moulted.

What does everyone cover there parrots with ? Cover are expensive, Charlie has a big cage  :thumbsup:
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Re: biting
« Reply #28 on: September 24, 2013, 04:10:31 PM »

I just use a double duvet cover, its only a thin one but enough to make it dark and draught free.
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Re: biting
« Reply #29 on: September 24, 2013, 04:22:09 PM »

Same here I use a black bed sheet, Yvie's cage is a corner cage against the wall so I only need to cover the front. Glad he's settling down
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Re: biting
« Reply #30 on: October 02, 2013, 11:29:49 AM »

Hey guy's, my happy Charlie didnt last long. Just a week in and he's got the grumps again ! Cant touch him. He's singing and chattering as normal. He's sleeping more than ever. Perhaps this is just his personality from time to time. What does everyone think ?
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Re: biting
« Reply #31 on: October 02, 2013, 12:21:24 PM »

they do have different moods from day to day, Yvie yesterday was singing and chatting, but wanted to sit with me and spent the night biting me if i ever tried to stroke her head (she had her head down for stroking too!)

it was like she wanted something and nothing was right. Grumpy bugger! i put her to bed and she went straight to sleep. She'd had the same amount as usual so i don't know why she was more tired than normal.

Just keep an eye out and make sure it doesn't continue. They are like us really, good and bad moods.
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Re: biting
« Reply #32 on: October 02, 2013, 01:51:51 PM »

My birds are moulting, so it could be that.

It makes them ever so grumpy :dummy
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Re: biting
« Reply #33 on: October 02, 2013, 03:27:30 PM »

I had the same with ELliott last night came to me for tickles and then started nipping.   I think its because it was tuesday...... Because I haven't got any other explanation.   :)):)):)):))

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Re: biting
« Reply #34 on: October 02, 2013, 05:38:50 PM »

Gizmos been a grump lately too. She's been biting me regularly where normally she just wants cuddles the little devil lol she's moulting at the moment so I put it down to that.
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