How's it going with Dudley??
On 11/19/06, tom wrote:
> 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!