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Re: Mumbles VS Papa Round 1

Posted by Wondering on 12/05/06
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    Why is it that you insist they HAVE to get along? Isn't it
    enough that they are each good birds in their own right?
    I can't believe that I'm reading that one of them will have
    to go just because they don't like each other.
    Surprisingly, siblings that don't get along usually get to
    remain in the same home. Granted, not always by choice, but
    those pesky laws make it so difficult to get rid of one kid!
    How about you and your husband enjoy them for who they are
    and make provisions that they do not HAVE to have direct
    contact with each other. Is that too much to ask?
    How very sad that you would re home one of them because they
    don't fit into the "ideal mold" that you have envisioned in
    your mind.
    How about you try practicing a selfless act of love? So you
    didn't get Ozzie and Harriet of the bird world. So what?
    Deal with it and make it work.

    On 12/04/06, Pamela wrote:
    > Need some help or ideas. Mumbes and Papa are both DYH
    > Amazons. Mumbles is 12 and a female, Pap is 45+/- and a
    > male. We have had Mumbles 8 years next month, Papa 3 years
    > Christmas Eve.
    >
    > I have been hoping and praying (no success) that they would
    > at least tolerate each other but no such luck.
    >
    > The other day Papa fell off his cage before I got home from
    > work, hubby spent 15 minutes trying to get him back on cage
    > (Papa doesn't know what to think of men). The whole time
    > he was trying to get Papa back on his cage Mumbles was
    > trying everything she could think of to get off her cage
    > and go after Papa.
    >
    > Hubby said you need to do something before one of them
    > really gets hurt. I have started putting their cages side
    > by side at night and all day. So far all they do is say
    > nasty stuff back and forth, although Papa does dance his
    > heart out for her.
    >
    > If I can't get them to at least be nice and not try and
    > attack each other I am going to have to find a home for one
    > of them per husband. Which I know he is right if either of
    > them got seriouly hurt it would tear me up.
    >
    > Any ideas on what to do?