I got a Green Cheek Conure last friday from a family that claimed they only had it a month and the daughter was allergic. It wasn't in the greatest conditions (long story). His/her name is Baby. Baby will come out of the cage for me but will immediately crawl up to my shoulder, and it's a real challenge trying to get him off, can anyone off me any advice as to how to keep him on my arm or hand, till I get him a little more tame and trust him more? I've tried the putting my other arm up and stopping him but he will jump over my arm and continue up my shoulder.
Any and all advice would be appreciated. He will let us give him head skritches through the bars of the cage, but I haven't really tried out of the cage yet. When I went and looked at him he clamped down on my hand "4" times the little vice grip. Since I brought him home, he hasn't bitten me but on Easter my sister in law came over and he was on her shoulder, she made a kinda a kissing noise and he bit her HARD right by the lips (that is why I am leary of him on my shoulder) any advice to how I can trust him more, and keep him off my shoulder for the time being would be appreciated.
His breeder band says 2005 so we are guessing he is just over a year old or 2 years old. The lady said she got it from a pet store, but I have no idea how long it was at the pet store or anything.
Last Edit: Apr 12, 2007 13:05:44 GMT by lethalfire
I have a conure. He is about just after 2months. I got him from stop bitting my earring. I put my finger on my earing and say loudl "no".That had help me a lot. You need to be the stronger and more demanding one then him. when he bites you, dont skreem or any thing, just put him in your room for about 5min for him to cool off.He would rather sit by you instead of the room, so he will stop bitting. Hope this will help