Be patient. When we bring a new bird home, we don't try to
handle it immediately. Your Goffin needs some adjustment
time to absorb its new environment. Try talking to her and
see how she reacts.
We have a 30 year old imported Goffin who allows us to
handle her. She was not handled a lot because she "fear
bites". With gentle voices and the occasional treat for
good behavior, the risk of biting has diminished. Not
eliminated, but diminished. It took about 4 months to get
her that way. Your bird will show you when it wants to be
handled and how it wants to be handled.
Thank you for adopting!
On 2/18/08, Neek wrote:
> I adopted a female Goffin from Virginia, she is 6 years
> old and semi-tame. I was wondering if anyone has had
> success with taming a cockatoo who hasn't been handled
> much. It's ok for me if she stays that way, but it would
> be wonderful to be able to clip her wings and nails
> without a problem. Let me know what you think. Thanks