How To Stop Hard Biting When Time To Go Up :(
A few years ago I had a female Eclectus that one day developed a bad habit. Basically, my bird never wanted to go back to its cage and would bite me VERY hard if it was time for her to go up.
I could easily get my bird to come out of the cage, but it refused to go back up. I tried buying some DvDs over bird training, and these training methods dont work because this bird has NO interest in treats, she is just different from other birds. So please, DO NOT respond with something like target training or trick training, those solutions will not work.
I eventually gave my bird to a family member because she would bite me so hard when it was time to go up... the last straw was when she ripped my cuticle out of my thumb and it was immensely painful. This was very upsetting for me because I hand-raised this bird myself and she used to be an adorable baby.
I have the opportunity to take this bird back however, and I do want to, but no one knows how to stop her nasty biting habbit. How can I get this parrot to stop biting when it is time to go back up in her cage? The bites are so hard that I can barely tolerate them. And really she bites when she thinks you're going to put her up or if you try to take her off her shoulder. This means once she is out, she is NOT going to be moved from your shoulder or go back up without giving you some nasty bites!!
PLEASE keep in mind this bird has NO interest in treats. "Working with her" by getting her out more is not the solution, nor "target training", this bird is an exception from birds who can be trained with food. We are bleeding from these bites so please be optimistic about how to stop this habit. I need an experienced bird trainers advice! If I can get her to stop this I will take the bird back but the situation feels hopeless.