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    Black vulture biting on glove
    Hello All!
    We have a female imprinted Black Vulture (very imprinted).

    Recently she has been really biting on the glove.
    During programs she's usually good and we've had biting before, but it's gotten to the point where we all now have scars on our arms.
    We NEED to fix this as she is a program bird and it is impossible to focus on presentation while trying to evade her bites.
    So far, we have fed her on the glove and had her eating while sitting on our glove.
    We've also tried target training her while she was on the glove to keep her busy but unfortunately don't have the staffing for that anymore.
    She does wear equipment (facility rules) and doesn't seem to mind. I never see her pulling or chewing on her equipment.
    She doesn't really pick at my hands/arms, she bites, HARD and doesn't let go if we pull back.
    I'm really hoping to find a solution to this before it progresses into something bigger.
    Let me know if anyone has any thoughts, suggestions, training tips. This is our first hard imprint so it is a learning process!
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