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hello everyone I have two really sweet cockatiels who are very nice about 80% of the time but one of them has started flying away from me when I try put him back in his cage.

He will land somewhere in the room and start preparing to go to sleep but when I try pick him up with step up he tries to bite me. Help!
 

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Just be persistent. Sometimes, when Jaid has a big tantrum during his out time, he bites viciously when I ask him to step up to put him back. He draws blood when he gets overexcited. When he throws a hissy fit of that magnitude, I grab a glove and he will step up after he bites the glove. He calms down once he's back in, so just keep trying :)
 

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Persistence and patience :D
 

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Peppy doesn't like going to bed. I've found that putting your other hand gently over her head so she can't see helps.
 

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I finally learned too that they sure get their dander up when they don't want to do something sometimes. I like the glove idea. If the bites are very hard, it makes good sense.
 
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