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Re: biting amazon help

Posted by Jo-Ann on 11/05/06
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    On 11/05/06, greg wrote:
    > help needed..
    > I have purchased a double yellow headed Amazon..He
    > is about 15 years old, has had a history of two previous
    > male owners..and was kept in a small toyless cage..
    > He flares his tail and pins his eyes.. bites and reacts
    > this way only to men. Does anyone have a reason why he
    > would have this reaction only to men and/or a solution to
    > the problem..i have had the amazon for a little over a
    > month. i can give him food and water from my hand, but
    > with no offering he strikes to bite...my fiance
    > can handle the bird like a baby and never has a problem..
    >
    > I would like to be able to handle the bird also.. any
    > suggestions would be helpful... thank u.. greg
    >


    Maybe he didn't enjoy his time with the previous male
    owners! Small home (cage) notheing to do (no toys) doesn't
    sound like much fun - surprised he hasn't plucked himself.

    It's only been a month, give him time to get to know you and
    learn he can trust you. It would probably take us a bit of
    time to trust a new person after some not so nice conditions
    too!

    Even look at the other species boards, you never know where
    you'll find a good tip.

    Good luck