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So I have been doing a lot of training with tweetsum and she is coming around quickly nowadays. The last few days she has been doing this and I'm not sure if she is playing or being aggressive. When she bites it is a little hard but not really hard she has never bitten me though. She only does it when I wiggle my fingers or quit giving her treats. Of course if I'm promoting bad behavior I need to stop doing it but if it's her playing I won't. I have to admit if she's playing with me its rather cute. What do you think she is doing? Also just wanted to double check to make sure you still think girl. We got her in January so she's probably around 7-9 months old. I was just wondering since she also hasn't gone into breeding condition.

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Your little Tweetsum is being playful with you.
It would be best to not move your fingers back at her like that and to promote this playful "fight" as that in the long run can encourage her to get more intense and start to bite you hard.

It's like when people play rough with puppy dogs and they get overly excited and can bite their owners as a response and this later on can become a problem if not properly addressed.

From the video I'm seeing an overall white cere, so she is a girl and is taking her sweet time in coming into condition.
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Your little Tweetsum is being playful with you.
It would be best to not move your fingers back at her like that and to promote this playful "fight" as that in the long run can encourage her to get more intense and start to bite you hard.

It's like when people play rough with puppy dogs and they get overly excited and can bite their owners as a response and this later on can become a problem if not properly addressed.

From the video I'm seeing an overall white cere, so she is a girl and is taking her sweet time in coming into condition.
I definitely don't want to promote bad behavior. She just started doing this a few days ago. She is becoming more comfortable with hands for sure and comes running to me this last week. She is just so high strung and is like the energizer bunny lol. I wonder how else I can can play with her without the biting though she even does this to toys.

Thanks there is no rush for her to mature lol I don't want babies now. I thought the biting may be a sign she is getting there though. I remember Lucy was always grumpy and bitey when she was.

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Hi, Jessica

I agree with aluz. It is really best not to encourage this type behavior.

Since she is doing well with her training and making progress, why don't you start working with clicker training her.
That will be a good way for you to "play" with her as you teach her tricks.

You can start with this thread and then look at Wiki's other threads regarding Clicker Training in the Taming and Bonding Section of the forum.

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Hi, Jessica

I agree with aluz. It is really best not to encourage this type behavior.

Since she is doing well with her training and making progress, why don't you start working with clicker training her.
That will be a good way for you to "play" with her as you teach her tricks.

You can start with this thread and then look at Wiki's other threads regarding Clicker Training in the Taming and Bonding Section of the forum.

https://talkbudgies.com/taming-bondin...-training.html
That's a great idea I wonder if she is ready. I do want to play and interact with her but something that will be positive. She has so much energy and is a crazy girl I wonder since she will sit for treats if she will respond to the clicker training. She already comes to me when I say good girl and is stepping up without having to hold a treat in front of her she does know however hand =s treat no matter what. I like the idea of not having to waive it to get her attention.
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I think in time your budgie Wil be bonding well with you.Blessings and may you and your budgie many happy years together.
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Thanks everyone I won't play with her like that anymore. I was a little surprised when she started doing it because none of my other guys have ever done this. She is a stinker lol. I'm going to look for a clicker at the bird store tomorrow and can't wait to start. She is very smart and I know she will pick it up pretty quick. My original goal was just to get her to trust me and step up and not be scared of me, I think she's doing great. I am really enjoying having a baby that is so playful, Lucy was never this playful but was super sweet. I still miss her dearly and think about her every day. Rickey on the other hand found a friend in tweetsum and is doing great, he was sad for a bit till he met tweetsum.
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hmm,I've been training my budgie for over 2 months now and she already whistles just like me.sometimes she will speak a word or two.

I'm almost there earning her trust. I hope you have much better luck than me.the clicker techniques help a lot once they figure it out.looking forward to hearing some good news from you soon.blessings and take care.thought I share some of experiences to you that I had.
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hmm,I've been training my budgie for over 2 months now and she already whistles just like me.sometimes she will speak a word or two.

I'm almost there earning her trust. I hope you have much better luck than me.the clicker techniques help a lot once they figure it out.looking forward to hearing some good news from you soon.blessings and take care.thought I share some of experiences to you that I had.
We have had her for about 6 months now, the first 2 she was in quarantine and hated us lol. Once she joined the flock with one other budgie and 2 cockatiels she really started to come around. Our other budgie Rickey was already super tame and so are the tiels and she really follows their lead. We have been working with her stepping up for a month now and she is finally getting it. She would fly off for the longest time and now she knows I give the treats not hurt. Every time income into the room I give her a few seeds of millit. She is even happy with regular seed but loses interest faster.
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