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So my bird Ozzy loves to on my shoulder and play with my hair and nibble at my facial hair and give me kisses, but sometimes out of nowhere he bites my nose real hard. I have a feeling he is trying to climb up to the top of my head because he likes to chill up there sometimes but I'm not sure

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Old 08-08-2016, 01:14 PM
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Sometimes a budgie can bite out of over excitement (give one odd good bite) while we play with them, this can also happen right after a display of affection (preening ending with one bite).
If Ozzy was trying to use your nose to climb onto your head, then he could have used the beak to grasp (not biting intentionally) and that hurt in the process. Also the nose is more of a sensitive area, and even when they use their feet to momentarily walk or perch on the nose, it can surely cause discomfort to us.

It's up to you to decipher the reason for this bite from the behaviour exhibited by your Ozzy.
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After him doing it more I'm pretty sure he is just climbing haha, thanks so much
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I'm glad the mystery was solved and you're very welcome!
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I have found my budgies will tend to bite when they are tired, or they are frustrated with me because I am not reading their body language or deciphering the wanted reaction.
Love bites or nibbles are often a very soft bite, with the bird displaying a soft fluffed body often accompanied with chatter and interaction.
A bite out of anger is totally different in character and is a fast lunge usually.
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Totally agree with Pretty Boy - you sure know when they mean it. Its a true lunge like a dog snapping...or a piranha lol! BB does this if I should dare to interfere with her cage when it is her bed time...even if I'm adding food or water. Bur she says sorry and has a snuggle when I say "Well excuuuuuse Me Madam!"
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Hello there and to the forums!

I'm glad that the issue with Ozzy was resolved I can tell you, my girl does the same thing sometimes. When she's crawling and hopping all over again sometimes it's like she wants to use her beak to grab onto things like she does in her cage, and occasionally she'll bite really hard. However, I can tell that she doesn't mean it, like Eve said.

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