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Behaviour Diagnosing

Discussion in 'Behaviour' started by Yellowchickenparrot, Jul 13, 2019 at 4:02 PM.

  1. Yellowchickenparrot

    Yellowchickenparrot Regular Member

    Ok so Luna is very soft and tame but there is a pattern that's emerging. Luna is normally on my leg or hand and we can be talking,playing,cuddling doesn't really matter but when wifey comes close to me to talk or give me something Luna will give me a bloody hard bite! It's normally on my finger or hand. I just chuck her off onto a perch and ignore her after a few min she will come back and be soft and back to normal. She's worse during the morning and day and it rarely happens late evening. I need to understand what's going on so I can curve the behaviour or make it more positive when wifey is near, and why the hell dose she bite me.
  2. dianaT

    dianaT Moderator Staff Member Moderator

    My guess is she is letting you know you are hers! My Ammie does this if hubby gets near and will bite him too given the chance.
    Maybe our @Roz can offer advice in due course, as for us I just make sure hubby doesn't come close while Tommy is with me.
  3. Michael Reynolds

    Michael Reynolds Regular Member

    I get a warning bite from Holly if I have a female visitor or I am carrying another female bird except Poppy, Jackie and No who me she likes. she is just telling you off as she is your girl and not your other half. Holly is so gentle and loving at all other times.
  4. DizzyBlue

    DizzyBlue Administrator Staff Member Admin

    :emoji_face_palm: how very dare you try and be around somebody else!!!
    Ok so you married your wife but Luna doesn't know that and after all you are Luna's main toy for heavens sake which is a whole different status level!!
    By teatime Luna has done her job and is getting tired and a tad bored of entertaining you.... I mean she has been doing it all flipping day long got to see it from her perspective …. so the wife can have you back :risas3:
    If a bird isn't totally sure of how to get rid of the competition for their chosen partner lets face it competition can be dangerous might win or bite her or something … anyways you then take a different option .... you make sure that the partner (that's you) knows that they ain't into this sharing you thing and will attempt to guide and persuade you to do as they are telling you … and if you don't pay heed to the instructions given then your going to get a chomp to make you pay attention. :biggrin: you over there now!
    Time to make the wife just as attractive to Luna as you are and balance up the scales a bit :biggrin: just don't complain if the wife ends up as the favourite one and you get kicked to the kerb and have to earn your way back in :lol:
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  5. Roz

    Roz Regular Member

    Happens to me too with Bobbie if any other bird or person comes too close and she is on me. It can be labelled as "redirected aggression". The bird can't reach who she wants to bite so bites the nearest thing - you! If wifey is aware of this, then she can approach you more slowly and carefully.

    With Bobbie, I remove her from my person if someone visits. Bobbie will also do the same if I pick up something like the TV remotes. So I am desensitizing her to them. Moving my hand slowly towards the remotes in small steps, and back again. We've reached the stage where I can lift the remote briefly to change channel. It's taken a few months.

    Likewise take it in small steps with your wife being near. If she can go slow, and stop before Luna changes her body language, then step back again. You could even reinforce Luna's relaxed body language with wifey near. As it rarely happens late evening, work on it at that time, and hopefully the training will start to spill over to the morning.

    Also be aware that you want Luna to regard you as a friend rather than a sexual partner. If she perceives you as a mate, then you'll get worse behaviour. So be careful to keep stroking to the head and neck area only, etc.
  6. TomsMum

    TomsMum Administrator Staff Member Admin

    She’s protecting “her” chosen one.
  7. Kendra

    Kendra Regular Member

    I have always understood the biting is an instruction for you to move from the area and in her mind the danger, whilst he sorts out the threat. This is constantly happening with my George, we now just keep separate when George is with me, simple.

    You have to try and see it form her point of view, poor birdie, Luna wishes to keep you safe but only gets rejection for trying to defend you, poor baby.
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  8. Wendy Cooper-Wolfe

    Wendy Cooper-Wolfe Regular Member Registered

    Dora tends to get bitey again when my husband comes back to stay for a while.
  9. Yellowchickenparrot

    Yellowchickenparrot Regular Member

    Thanks for all the interesting replys, she is very sexy at the moment and if she starts I put her down and give her somthing to take her mind off things. I might try wifey to offer Luna her favourite nut as a evening treat but maybe get wifey to do it on a plate to avoid any finger nipping, Luna is ok with plates she knows they have food on lol.
  10. Michael Reynolds

    Michael Reynolds Regular Member

    Food served on a plate, she will most likely enjoys the waitress service. Luna has got you all under her thumb :thumbsup: :risas3:
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