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Re: Dudley - Bitting Amazon - 19 yrs old/Jackie

Posted by Debbie on 11/21/06
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    How's it going with Dudley??
    Debbie

    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
    >> times.
    >> 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,
    >> Debbie
    >>
    >>
    >> 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
    >> twice.
    >>> He lunges at my face and bit me on my temple, 5 stitches
    >> in
    >>> 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
    >> coffe
    >>> 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
    >> or/and
    >>> ignored.
    >>>
    >>> Please help me and Dudley!