On 11/17/05, Jim wrote:
> On 11/17/05, Cassima wrote:
>> Er... yeah. Patience. I act like I have it in mounds when I am really
>> smoldering inside. I have been told I am a good actress.
>> Well... I did something that was a little un-orthidox this morning. I reached
>> into the cage to get the water bowl from Ginger, and she went berserker. I did
>> not yell, I did not say anything. I pulled my hand out and she was attatched to
>> my thumb. All I said was "You little beast. You are getting SOCAILIZED wether
>> you like it or NOT." I shook her off into Vigo's cage (tiel).
>> For about two minutes off-and-on, she chased him, running circles around a toy
>> hanging from the center of the cage. Vigo is starting to pick up a few words
>> and "Stop!" is one that is heard in my house a lot, and it sounded like that
>> was coming out of him "StopStopStopStopStop". It was garbled and sounded more
>> like "Stah" being repeated. Finally, he stopped, turned around and lit looked
>> like he knocked her a good one on the top of the head. He lowered his head and
>> I swere I SWERE I heard "I said STOP, chicky-bird!" She stood up and shook it
>> off; it looked like they had a stare off.
>> I call all my birds chicky-bird when they get rowdy or when I find them in
>> trouble. Any more, the only thing that gets Vigo's attention is when I say "I
>> said STOP", and call him "chicky-bird". That little rat...
>> She stopped, all right. Vigo and I watched as she mosied over to the millet
>> spray and eat. Vigo followed, and stood right next to her and ate. I am very...
>> confused... I left them together for about ten minutes, and she looked like she
>> calmed down. The whole time they were together, it looked like she finally came
>> to a mutual agreement with Vigo, but it took a smackdown to do it. There is
>> always a bigger fis-uh... bird. (Star Wars moment)
>> I have all four of them out right now, eating veggies on the top of the cage.
>> Brahm still hisses if she gets too close, but Ginger is leaving the teils
>> alone. At least she does not carry a grudge. I have not handled her since I
>> stepped them up to the top of a flight cage to munch. She didn't try to take
>> flight like she always has. My thumb still smarts, and there is a little bruise
>> where she got me. We will have to see where this goes.
>> It looks like there was a bit of an attitude adjustment, at least towards my
>> teils. I have their cages where all of them are at the same height (give or
>> take a 1/2 inch) but I do not want any of the birds to feel superior to the
>> others, so I have all of their perches at the same height. All I care about (If
>> she is going to be in my home for now) is that she gets socailized with other
>> birds. This way, I can pair her up (If there is not a major difference after
>> Christmas in her behavior) and at least give her to a breeder as a bonded pair
>> next Spring.
>> So far, they are all preening and crooning, all four on the top of the cage. I
>> have fiddled with this-and-that now for about 3 hours since I started writting
>> this, but it seems she's accepted the presence of other birds. We shall call
>> this Step One.
>> Now, let's see if it stays this way and is not a temporary feeling...
> You sure sound like one vicious female. Just wonder if you have an ounce of
> genuine love or concern for birds at all? You want to give her away to a breeder
> anyway so with a bit of luck she will be happier than with you mate. There are
> some people who in my opinion should be locked up in cages at least until they
> get the knowledge of "thinking like a bird" Far too many people think
> birds/animals in general are just chattells for their indulgances. Nice words
> from you "Rat" and "smackdown" etc.
> Gees some people turn me right of some people
Cassima, it is okay for what u did, just make sure the birds do not get hurt.I
agree with jim though on your words, they could have been a little strong, but just
try not to use those in future reference thats all