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Re: u2 bit me for the first time! should I keep him? yes or

Posted by Cherie on 6/09/06
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    This is great advice!

    Cherie


    On 6/06/06, Alison 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.
    >> THANKS
    > ___________________________________________
    > I see the responses have really run from one extreme to the
    > other. I would tell you this: If you are truly afraid of
    > the bird, and that fear is going to keep you from giving your
    > bird the attention it desperately needs, added to the fact
    > that you already said that he needs more than you could give
    > him even before the incident (if I read that correctly), then
    > yes, by all means, find a home that is ready, willing and
    > prepared to give him what he needs. Not everyone is cut out
    > for having a Cockatoo. They are demanding, loud, sometimes
    > aggressive and unpredictable, and there is no shame in
    > admitting that he is more bird than you can handle. In your
    > situation, where he is being punished often, and now you fear
    > him to boot, I would find him a new home. Good luck in
    > whatever decision you make. -Alison-