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Quaker Parrot Wont Stop Nibbling My Face

LydiaB

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I just recently got a Quaker Parrot and he LOVES chewing on my face. He likes to preen my hair/face but he especially likes chewing on my lips. I try to discourage that because I don't want him ingesting any harmful bacteria I might have in my mouth, but any time I get him close to my face, he goes right for my lips and chews all over my face. It ends up hurting sometimes too. Its adorable and I love him but I know it might not be safe for him and it hurts sometimes. What should I do? I like cuddles but I don't like constant face-picking.
 

expressmailtome

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Unfortunately, you will have to just keep him away from your face.
 

hellen

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my kakariki holds on to my nose with her foot and preens my face and eyelashes,( i'm not too fond of that ) she is gentle fortunately. maybe allow him to do it a little and turn your face away if he does anything you dont like
 
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