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.
I suggest not spraying the bird, your only encouraging
negative behavoir. As far as covering the bird, Would you
like to be treated that way?