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Ever notice how it’s the smaller birds that are more evil

Mark & Da Boyz

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And you never know when you're going to run into a really crabby crap. :shake:

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This precious face tried to bite my toes today, and went to war with my shoes. Just a little baby who'd never hurt a fly!

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(She's comfy here, if she wasn't happy she'd bite me for sure lol)
 

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Yes, I have absolutely noticed :roflmao: My GCC and many budgies are bullies. I have a lovebird who's also a little bit crazy but... Have you ever owned a Sulphur Crested? Because mine has the soul of satan. Just look into his eyes and you'll see the devil himself.
 

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This precious face tried to bite my toes today, and went to war with my shoes. Just a little baby who'd never hurt a fly!

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(She's comfy here, if she wasn't happy she'd bite me for sure lol)
I'm sorry did you just accuse that sweet, darling little jellybean of heinous crimes? She'll see you in Bird Court!
 

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This precious face tried to bite my toes today, and went to war with my shoes. Just a little baby who'd never hurt a fly!

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(She's comfy here, if she wasn't happy she'd bite me for sure lol)
:awww::swoon::swoon::swoon:
But I too ,know all to well the other side!
 

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Yes, I have absolutely noticed :roflmao: My GCC and many budgies are bullies. I have a lovebird who's also a little bit crazy but... Have you ever owned a Sulphur Crested? Because mine has the soul of satan. Just look into his eyes and you'll see the devil himself.
I had cockatoos for a bit but they were so polite, never bit. My experiences with bigger birds are better than that of smaller birds.
 

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My GCC was vicious when he was maturing (age ~2-7). Bite and grind, flying attacks, biting between fingers and on neck…

Eventually he came out of that phase and doesn’t bite all that often now - and of course I also know his body language well and respect warnings.

He really seemed to mellow out when he hit about 10. Now he’s 13 and pretty chill. Sometimes I worry about his health when he’s not feisty enough!
 

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I had cockatoos for a bit but they were so polite, never bit. My experiences with bigger birds are better than that of smaller birds.
I can only speak for the bigger ones who are super gentle. The wee ones are too cute to bite lol
 
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Pro Tip: If your bird has a biting problem begin to touch him/her lightly under the wing whenever she nips too hard. Birds dislike their wings being touched, but it is not harmful. Pairing the two stimulus (e.g. Bite and Wing) together will have your bird stop in no time. I have tried this with several birds and has never failed. You can also train bird what is an acceptable bite (e.g. beaking) or too hard (e.g. wing touch). Of course, you should not do this if you provoked the bird (e.g. ignored body signs).
 

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Isn't touching a bird under the wings a signal a mate would use? I would definitely not do that.
 

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Pro Tip: If your bird has a biting problem begin to touch him/her lightly under the wing whenever she nips too hard. Birds dislike their wings being touched, but it is not harmful. Pairing the two stimulus (e.g. Bite and Wing) together will have your bird stop in no time. I have tried this with several birds and has never failed. You can also train bird what is an acceptable bite (e.g. beaking) or too hard (e.g. wing touch). Of course, you should not do this if you provoked the bird (e.g. ignored body signs).
I don't know that I would recommend that - wings (and under the wings) are erogenous zones, and it's definitely an area that should be stayed away from.

Instead of touching the wing, you can redirect to a toy (much the way you can with dogs), or give a good vocal yelp. When one bird is preening another, for example, if they hit a tender spot, the bird will squawk or squeak (emit a loud noise) to say "ow! That hurt!"
 

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Pro Tip: If your bird has a biting problem begin to touch him/her lightly under the wing whenever she nips too hard. Birds dislike their wings being touched, but it is not harmful. Pairing the two stimulus (e.g. Bite and Wing) together will have your bird stop in no time. I have tried this with several birds and has never failed. You can also train bird what is an acceptable bite (e.g. beaking) or too hard (e.g. wing touch). Of course, you should not do this if you provoked the bird (e.g. ignored body signs).
I notice you say Pro tip- can I ask who gave you this tip?
 
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