How to stop parrot from biting

Discussion in 'Caged Birds - Finches, Canaries, Cockatiels, Parro' started by GuineaFowling, Dec 16, 2014.

  1. GuineaFowling

    GuineaFowling Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What is a good positive reinforcement method of stopping a bird from biting. I recently adopted a secondhand green cheek conure and he was a biter from the beginning. His biting has escalated to where he simply wants to bite your skin because he enjoys it. If he steps up he will nibble and the nibbles will turn to bites until he tries to take a chunk out of me. He is a sweet bird but has a biting problem. I am target training him but he isnt interested and no longer wants the seed treats. If anyone has a good method to stop a bird who has dominance issues from biting please let me know. I feel like out bond is slowly slipping.
     
  2. Rosa moschata

    Rosa moschata Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. GuineaFowling

    GuineaFowling Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you his biting is a lot less. We do not allow him to have long contact with our hands and his target training is going splendid. I do believe he is a little brat. His previous owners allowed him to have full reign.
     

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