My parakeet all of a sudden starting biting...

Hi, I need help. My parakeet started biting me about 1 1/2 weeks ago. We had a friend over and I don't know if something happened between the bird and them or whether some hormonal changes are taking place.

He is 2 years old. Before he started biting he was sweet and never showed any agression; however, he attacks me and my family now when we try to get him to "step up".

I was planning on getting a female companion for him before he started biting and I went ahead with my plans. I bought a young female from the pet store 4 days ago. He bites at her and doesn't want her near him even though she wants to be near him. She is somewhat tamed, yet she is picking up his bad habit of biting which she did not do in the beginning.

I don't understand why he started biting and I don't know how to stop it and how to keep her from picking it up worse than she already has it. Any help and practical suggestions are appreciated.

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Mar 28, 2012
bird biting
by: Sharon

Hi, my name is Sharon. I have had what I think is a male parakeet for a little over a year now. He is usually very loving and playing. Today he was sitting on my hand in which I had one of his toys. We were "bird talking" to each other. I try to recreate the sounds he makes. We did this for at least ten minutes. Then all of the sudden he reached up and bit me in the nost! Didn't draw blood, but did leave a red mark. He has bitten a few times before, but usually when I was holding him for his bath or?

Thank you,


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