I brought my little guy home yesterday and let him rest and get accustomed to his home the whole day. Today, I brought him out for a short period of time to play. Well, he's biting my hand constantly and he bites hard! I know he may be exploring and don't think he does it to hurt me (at least I hope not!) but ouch, that sharp beak. I say NO firmly and do a little shake with my hand but it doesn't seem to work. I think I could use some tips in this area before this nipping/biting turns into a nasty habit that I can't cut.
Yeah, I've heard similar things as well. They like little kids who want attention. Yelling at them might just make things worse. Every bird is different though.I read a book on bird training, and it said that if you yell at them after they bite, they think it is a game. Anything loud and exciting gets their attention. They may even learn to yell after they bite you. Im definitely no expert though, so I could be wrong.
I think ignoring is probably the best bet but if your guy is still a baby he's probably just making sure your hand is stable to walk on!
Baby bit like crazy when she went through her first molt. Whenever I held her I would watch her very closely and if I would see her getting ready to bite I would lower my hand to knock her off balance and say, "no" followed with step-ups. If she went into a biting frenzy I would do repetitive step-ups. She doesn't bite anymore, but every once in a while she'll try it.Hi
I have my parrotlet, Petie, about a week now. He seems to be biting me more now than when I first got him home. As others have said, it really hurts. I am not sure why he is doing it more now than before. I have been spending time with him quite a bit and he loves to be out of the cage and sit on my arm or shoulder but if he is on my finger, he can't stop trying to bite me. He also bites when I am taking him out of the cage.
Did I do something wrong to upset him or lose his trust?