Biting when I try to put Mr Lola back on cage from my arm

by Nanette
(Cape Coral florida)

Cockatoo, Lola

Cockatoo, Lola

I adopted Lola two years ago we have come along way and he gets on my arm and we enjoy singing and talks as well as petting and have fun however when it's time to put Lola back on his cage he is taking chunks out of my arm. This just started recently I try to put him on the cage door to limit the bite but yesterday he actually turned his head to bite my arm I want to continue to hold him but I'm still healing. I'm not sure how to stop this behavior

Lolas cage is pretty much kept open during the day we have a fence around the cage because he was chewing on furniture so Lola has the ability to walk around outside and sit on top of his cage. We keep him under our lanai protected from the weather and bring them in when it's too hot or too cold he gets his regular bird food as well as every day fresh fruit

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Apr 04, 2015
Training cockatoo not to bite
by: Tracie

Lola doesn't want to go back in the cage, and thinks this is the best way to tell you. There are many different methods for training birds, and everyone has an opinion about what is best. It really comes down to what you have time for, and what your opinion is, but you CAN train the bird to not bite. But you must notice the warning signs to both keep from getting bit and to train them. (Getting upset after the fact doesn't train them, in other words.)

Please read the training articles on our Parrot Training page for help training your bird.

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