Re: I found a female Goffin
Posted by Neek on 2/19/08
On 2/19/08, S wrote:
> 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
Thanks for sharing that with me, it gives me hope....I'll post
how she's doing in the future. Thanks again