Baby B&G macaw sweet but nippy
Blue and Gold Macaw
I am the (very happy) new owner of a baby B&G macaw, who is still being weaned. When we visit, he is very friendly and sweet-- he doesn't show any fear response to our hands, he steps up from his perch and from person to person, etc.
However, when he's being held he'll sometimes decide to lean down and nip my finger, or if my hand is closed, my knuckle or wrist. He'll stop if I distract him and offer a small toy, but I don't want him to be 'trained' to nip when he wants a toy to play with. I've also heard that making him wobble is a bad idea, because it may cause him to lose trust. Does anyone have suggestions on how to best deal with this?