On 11/16/06, Debbie wrote:
> Are the birds wings clipped?? That helps here with my YN
> female and my others birds as well. My YN likes men but isnt
> crazy about women. I adopted her 3 years ago and thought
> since she had been abused and thru many homes that she
> needed to be handled more but I was wrong ....she didnt know
> how to control herself. It took me 2 years of getting bit
> and to the bone most bites but now I just take her out for
> her "special time" in the evenings.
> She NEVER gets on my shoulder just in case she might bite
> cause thats just too easy for any bird and way too close for
> comfort for me plus I have always heards its not good to let
> any bird up on your shoulder for control.
> So for the last year she is fine and settled down more with
> the small time she gets and she watches TV during the day
> plus gets treats and talked too. Now with our son she lays
> on the bed with him and lets him pet her anytime and has
> always done well with men but she does get very jealous at
> Has something changed there to where maybe your bird is
> jealous?? Maybe its hormones maybe you are its mate and its
> serious about you who knows but try watching different
> things to see what might set your bird off. Its hard for
> birds to go from home to homes and if at all possible with
> ideas from other birds owners on here we can help to calm
> the problem so things dont get that bad to where its all you
> can do but it does happen I know. I had a male BF that
> wanted the YN and he took it out on me no matter what I did
> and where I moved them to where they werent together. he
> would go after me but other wise was a sweet bird. So after
> a year of this I finally sold him. He is doing so much
> better there where he cant get his hormones up in a bunch
> for the female that he cant have and is a sweet bird again
> plus he is happy. My advice is to sit and watch from the
> birds level and see what trips his trigger so to speak and
> do not let him by your face what so ever. The higher a bird
> can get on you the more in control they feel.
> Hope this helps some and others on here help with good
> advice as well.
> Take care,
> On 11/16/06, Jacqueline John wrote:
>> I have a 19 yr old yellow nape who is spoiled rotten. He
>> has a Huge cage and playpen-he has never been locked in
>> since I got him when he was 3 months old.
>> He is well fed and I play with him a couple of hours a day
>> or he sleeps on my shoulder.
>> In the last 2 months he has sent me to the hospital
>> He lunges at my face and bit me on my temple, 5 stitches
>> my ear, and bit my lower lip from outside to inside.
>> In 18 years I have never - not ever - been bitten once!
>> The first and second time he was on my shoulder when the
>> phone rang and as I got up to get it he freaked out. Mad
>> at me because he knew he was not getting my full
>> attention. That is my best guess. Now he lunges at my
>> face all the time and now must be locked in cage.
>> I think I was giving him too much attention? I have a 130
>> lb. German Shepheard and Dudley chases him around the
>> table, which I have to admit is very funny.
>> I need help! If I can't fix this I will have to sell him
>> which terrifies me that he would end up being abused
>> Please help me and Dudley!