On 5/21/06, interesting wrote:
> On 5/21/06, Bob wrote:
>> MY UMBRELLA COCKATOO BIT MY VERY HARD CAUSING ME TO BLEED
>> I AM ABLE TO HANDLE HIM EASILY BEFORE NOW I FEAR HIM. HE
>> IS A SCREMER AND NEEDS ALOT OF ATTENTION MORE THAN I COULD
>> GIVE. I MUST ADMIT THAT I DO COVER HIS CAGE OFTEN AND
>> SPRAY HIM WITH WATER TO SLOW DOWN HIS SCREMING. PERHAPS I
>> MAY HAVE GONE OVERBOARD WITH THE SRAYING WITH THIS LESSON
>> LEARN I NOW STOPPED THE SPRAYING. NEVERTHELESS, I AM
>> CONSIDERING OF GETTING RID OF HIM DUE TO THIS
>> INCIDENT.HOWEVER, THIS BIRD IS VERY COMPASIONATE AND LOVES
>> TO CUDDLE. I DO HAVE MIXED FEELINGS HE HAS BEEN OUR PET
>> FOR THE PAST 3 YEARS AND HES ABOUT 14 Y/O. THERFORE, I AM
>> REACHING OUT TO MY BIRD BUDDIES FOR ANY RECOMMENDATIONS.
> Yep if you can't take gettin bit one time you should do the
> bird a favor and find it a good home. Gz alittle blood and
> you want to dump your pet. I'm certainly glad I'm not
> married to you. God forbid if I should ever make a mistake.
I wouldn't take the last comment to heart. Some people don't
understand when someone is reaching out.
In the first place you have the heart to be honest and you were
truthful. In here that can be deadly.
As for your U2 that is completely up to you. As for the
aggression,well I have breeder U2s and G2s and this season is
running really late for most people that I know that own too's.
Anyway around this time they start to feel there hormones.
Being that you have a boy. (Are you sure)He wants to mate. I
would think that this will pass with time. All my big Too's are
getting really active and are breeding right now.
My thought to you are YOU are the only one that can decide this.
Remember if he is bonded to you,most likely he thinks your his
mate. Thus he will get aggressive with you and even try to mate
in some way with you. I hope you know what I mean when I say
mate. Some maybe most big Cockatoos will try and mate with
who've they bonded with.
Warmest Regards. Phil/Wild