teaching my boy not to bite

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gizmo01

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hello i have a lovley 3 1/2 month old boar teddy called humphrey who has always been a bit 'nippy' the problem is this nipping has advanced to full blown biting which concidering his teeth are sharp hurts like hell! i know there i snothing wrong with him as he has been checked by lincVet who seem pretty cavy savvy.
how can i train him out of this behaviour as he is also starting to show signs of being jealous (he loves our trio but will attack all of them if emma is handling him and one of them jumps on her lap)
 

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I've never really had any biters so i don't have any 1st hand experience, however i have heard if you blow on them firmly in the face when they bite they learn that it is naughty and eventually will stop biting.

Hope this helps.
 

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All I ever did with Moo was to use a firm 'no' when he bit me (not shouting at him). He did eventually grow out of it as he got older and more used to being handled etc., but still had the odd occasional nibble as he wasn't really a huggy pig.

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Now we have Murray who is just a simple biter - he sinks his teeth in at every opportunity! He will let you stroke him while his feet are on the floor, but heaven help you if you pick him up! My answer really is to just let him be - it is his natural reaction to a situation he doesn't feel comfortable with and he prefers his piggy companion to us human ones!rolleyes

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you dont even have to fuss him to get bitten if your in his way or your legs are in his way during floor time you will get bitten as a (move it) kind of thing
 
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