I've recently been gifted a budgie under short notice in February.(I always wanted a bird, but was told I could never get one, my uncle found this a perfect way to surprise me with a budgie). It took time for the bird to adjust, but it has, and I also got its wings clipped because I've read that'd help with the training. My budgie, named Giorno, steps on my finger, likes to be around the house, and plays with the play area I've bought it. Though, there has seen to be a set back to our experience that I can't seem to handle, being the novice I am, that I don't want to worsen: biting. Giorno recently began to bite more aggressively then ever before. I've heard not responding to it helps the character, but when he bites quite deep, clutching onto my hand, what am I suppose to do but pull my hand away on impulse? Even when I slowly approach him, he aggressively bites my hand. Though, I have noted this happens when he's out, he's rather tame in his cage, and even hops onto my hand when I want to get him out. I really want to take care of this bird, I'm so devoted, but I need help. Please, how do I handle the biting?
Thank you for reading this far!
- Concerned bird owner, Mel (@peachkairi)
P.s., my bugie, Giorno is on the younger side. (giorno is also my icon for reference! Quite the adorable one!)
I can say from my own experience though, that it very well be because your budgie is young. My budgie Smol (and most others) go through a grouchy hormonal stage before they mature, causing moodiness and possibly biting.
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Last edited by StarlingWings; 03-11-2018 at 03:11 AM.
SmolBirb directed you to the perfect link to answer your question!
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You've been given great advice! I would agree that he's probably approaching his "teenager stage". It's important to recognize that he most likely needs his space right now, which doesn't mean that you can't keep bonding him. Doing things with him without holding or touching him are great, like sitting by his cage and talking to him a few times a day.
Be sure to read through all of the links provided above by FaeryBee, as they contain the best practices for budgie care! Also be sure to go through the many forum's many articles and stickies that we have here! If you have any questions after reading through everything, be sure to ask as we'd love to help.
We look forward to meeting your darling Giorno!
and Princess Mallorn!
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