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Old 05-19-2017, 10:20 PM
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Unhappy bracelet struggles

ughhhh yoko has taken a new liking to nibbling on my bracelet! she thinks it's some kind of a toy, I guess, but every time I pick her up she just pushes the beads around and tries to bite them off... luckily it's made of sterling silver, so there's nothing really toxic in it, but I'd rather she stop. any ideas? I love my birbie but she's kinda pissing me off

(this is what the chain looks like, so you can see why that would be appealing to a 'tiel )
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All I can suggest is to give her something else to play with when she starts nibbling on it :P

I have a cockatiel and an eclectus who both like to sit on my shoulders, and I wear glasses. I swear whenever they're sitting on my shoulders, all I ever say is "stop. Don't! LEAVE THEM ALONE! Go away you pest. STOP IT!"
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All I can suggest is to give her something else to play with when she starts nibbling on it :P

I have a cockatiel and an eclectus who both like to sit on my shoulders, and I wear glasses. I swear whenever they're sitting on my shoulders, all I ever say is "stop. Don't! LEAVE THEM ALONE! Go away you pest. STOP IT!"
awwwww that's so cute!! that reminds me of what I do with yoko! thanks for the tip, I'll try that next time
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I trained my blue crown not to fiddle with my glasses or necklace. When he was a baby, he was very beaky and curious, and when he went for one of them, I suddenly got sharp with him and he learned I got a little scary when he does that. He's almost a year old now and he does not go for either! He's super smart, so he learned fast
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I trained my blue crown not to fiddle with my glasses or necklace. When he was a baby, he was very beaky and curious, and when he went for one of them, I suddenly got sharp with him and he learned I got a little scary when he does that. He's almost a year old now and he does not go for either! He's super smart, so he learned fast
hehe I'm hoping I can teach Yoko to stop nibbling as well!
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The easiest way to stop it is to to quit wearing the bracelet around her. You can't make her stop wanting to play with it, and birds don't see humans as the boss the way a dog does.
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I wish Schubert would go for a bracelet, this jerk always goes for my earrings! lol, but jokes aside, either distracting your bird from the bracelet or not wearing it at all when he's around may be your choices. But it'll be hard to distract a bird who wants a fun, shiny thing to bite
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Same struggle with Cheerio. He actually managed to break my necklace once. Now, I don't wear it when I take him out.
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