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Post: New cockatoo owner/behavior probs.

Posted by stac on 3/12/06

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    I have a question about this new cockatoo that we have had
    for a couple of months. He is two years old, and loves
    women. The problem is that I am terrified of him! (i don't
    know why, but i am) we live in a complex and he SHRILLES
    ALL the time to get attention. he is a good bird other
    than that and his BITING. he talks.. and i have taught him
    to say, "good morning" "whatcha doin'" "i love
    you" "cuddles" and "my name is elvis" I talk to him alot,
    feed him and have gotten to where i can get him out of the
    cage with a towel to limit his flight. (and mobility... so
    that he doesn't bite me) my question is how can we get him
    to stop shrilling and biting? i have looked on previous
    posts and couldn't get through all the bashing. Please
    don't bash me, i truly care about this bird and wanting to
    have a great and loving relationship with Elvis. Oh yeah,
    i have a 5 year old who is always wanting to spend time
    and play with the bird, but he isn't allowed to because
    Elvis usually bites him. Ps... elvis has SHRILLED 6 times
    since i have started this post and i actually had to get
    up to get him out of his cage to put him on his perch. He
    continued to SHRILL on the perch. any kind of advice you
    can give me through this ramble of information would be
    helpful!!!

    thanks stac



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  • New cockatoo owner/behavior probs., 3/12/06, by stac.
  • Re: New cockatoo owner/behavior probs., 3/12/06, by Fran .
  • Re: New cockatoo owner/behavior probs., 3/12/06, by Tonya.