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Biting while on arm?

Postby Kristina » Wed Feb 03, 2010 9:54 pm

Im in the process of purchasing a baby Blue and Gold Macaw and I have been visiting him often. He is eager to step up and let me pet him but he's always fascinated with my hand and my fingernails. He nips at my fingers, fingernails, and my arm that he is standing on and he bites hard sometimes; what should I do to make him not be so interested in biting me? :macaw:
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Re: Biting while on arm?

Postby Michael » Wed Feb 03, 2010 10:47 pm

Just sounds like a curious baby. Ignore it and it should go away on its own with age.
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Re: Biting while on arm?

Postby Pola » Sun Feb 07, 2010 3:54 pm

My parrot did that too, but after a while he grew out of it. You just have to put up with it for a while. ;)
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Re: Biting while on arm?

Postby SirHubi » Sun Feb 07, 2010 4:11 pm

My parrot Cookied did that. He just grew out of this. The parrot is just curious and it is tasting fingers. Harder nips are usually done accidentally. After 10th, 100th or 1000th tasting parrot will realise what fingers are. And what they are for. You can also try hiding your thumb, so that bird can't get a nip on its favourite, sticking out finger :)

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Re: Biting while on arm?

Postby Kristina » Wed Feb 10, 2010 12:11 am

Thanks for the tips everyone :]
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