I want to start off with the fact that I am new to birds and that both of my conures are about a year and a half old, so I will take all the advice I can get We bought my turquoise green cheek conure Kazooie from Petco when she (? just a guess) was just a couple of months old. She was very afraid of hands and they used a net to get her into the carrier she had 0 training whatsoever. It took a few weeks for her to acclimate with lots of talking to her and going near her cage, but never forcing touch. We would slowly work with her until she got comfortable and trained "step up" and "step down". She tries to say "Hi there!" "Hi Kazoo!" and even "water" as she LOVES baths. She loves to lay down on her back in your hand and if she's especially relaxed, she will let go of your finger and fall asleep! She will fluff up when you scritch the back of her head and in general likes to be handled and cuddled. The one problem is that she bites VERY hard, enough to break skin and bruise. Usually it's without warning (I think). I don't think she realizes just how hard she is biting as she's not being particularly aggressive. Our sun conure Fawkes came from a local pet store and I believe he was bread locally. He was a bit older when we got him. About 8 months old or so and was handled daily by the staff and some customers at the pet store. He was actually there for quite a while considering how social and outgoing he is, not to mention his beautiful colors. Someone there must have taught him bite strength control, similar to how you can teach puppies to put things in their mouths without biting down hard. He "bites" constantly, if he is interested in something he will gently nibble to figure out what it is. I have never been bitten hard by him even when he is angry about something. Usually, if you have to grab him when he is being stubborn, he will make a hissing/screeching noise while "biting" but he doesn't ever hurt you. He tears up new toys within a matter of minutes so I know he could do a lot of damage if he wanted to. Is it possible to teach my green cheek conure bite strength control? I really feel like she doesn't understand how much it hurts. Please help!