Sprite is almost four weeks old and she is very cheeky. At certain times of the day she won't bite but most of the time the biting won't quit. I am not sure how to fix this. She never used to bite. This seems to be recent behaviour. However, she seems to be a very exploratory budgie baby. Could her biting be possibly because she wants to be out and explore? I bought them a couple of toys she could chew on in her cage. I am trying to figure out why she is so cheeky. My two young boys, Frankie and Skye don't bite at all. Anyone else experience this with their very young babies? I read cutelittlebirdies link on biting and when I do the quick motion to get her to stop she latches down even harder. I have her out with me right now as I type this and she is running all over the place I come near her though and she puffs right out and tries to bite.
I am starting to think that is what she wanted. Just to come out and run around and kill some energy. She didn't seem to bit too much when I went to put her back in the cage. It seems when she is out her brain is EVERYWHERE It's amazing to see how the 3 of them have their own unique personality and Sprite certainly has a large one I suppose when she has a lot of out of cage time her biting, I am hoping, will stop altogether.
When my Budget was little , I hand reared him, he would virtually mouth everything he came into contact with, sort of like a baby teething. He doesn't bite at all now he is grown unless he is cranky and tired, which is then my own fault