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Old 08-03-2016, 02:39 AM
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So I was in Germany for a month, got back last Sunday and suddenly my budgie is biting? At first it was just frequent 'nibbling' but now whenever I put my hand in or near the cage within her reach she'll lean forward and give it quite a hard nip.
My parents said that she was molting about 3 weeks ago but it seems to be over now so I don't think she's irritable or anything and I haven't been being too pushy with her, it's even when I put my hand in to change her food or water.
She'll still step up on to my finger and sit on my shoulder/head/etc so I don't think she's like forgotten who I am and is scared of me, but I'm not sure why she's suddenly started biting like this?

I haven't really been reacting to it (except the odd occasion where I'm not paying attention and it gives me a fright haha) but I'm not sure what specifically to do to discourage it and would appreciate any help.
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Does this biting only happens when she's on the cage? From your description, it seems she is biting as a reaction to protect her territory.
How old is your budgie and is she in the process of coming into breeding condition? That could also explain her current moodiness.

You can work on minimizing the biting by rewarding good behaviour when interacting with your budgie. By looking at her body language and the signs she gives you, you will also be able to prevent a hard bite. Respecting the safe boundaries set by your budgie is also very important and this will also keep you from being bitten.

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https://talkbudgies.com/taming-bondin...-behavior.html

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Does this biting only happens when she's on the cage? From your description, it seems she is biting as a reaction to protect her territory.
How old is your budgie and is she in the process of coming into breeding condition? That could also explain her current moodiness.

You can work on minimizing the biting by rewarding good behaviour when interacting with your budgie. By looking at her body language and the signs she gives you, you will also be able to prevent a hard bite. Respecting the safe boundaries set by your budgie is also very important and this will also keep you from being bitten.

These links may be of use to you: https://talkbudgies.com/taming-bondin...-training.html

https://talkbudgies.com/taming-bondin...-behavior.html

Best of luck with everything!
She's been biting a little bit outside of the cage too, but yeah it's mostly when she's inside. Her cere is looking like it's starting to get slightly brown too, so coming in to breeding condition may be part of it.

If the biting is partly territorial, is there anything I can do to convey that I'm not a threat when I put my hand in the cage? I don't want her to be scared of me

Thanks for the advice!
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You can try to place your hand in the cage while still keeping a safe distance from your budgie, so that she doesn't feel threatened, keeping verbal communication with her by using your voice in a soothing and positive way is also important.
By doing this, you will be encouraging her to come to you and to step up to your hand/finger by offering her a favourite treat.
You can also give her the chance of getting out of the cage when she wants to. This will avoid the biting when you try to take her out.
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