On 2/15/09, chris wrote:
> On 2/14/09, Rick wrote:
>> On 2/14/09, Dr. Phil wrote:
>>> On 2/14/09, Chris wrote:
>>>> On 2/14/09, Tim wrote:
>>>>> Clip his wings.
>>>> We would rather not clip wings we have cats. If there was
>>>> anything else. Because no matter how nice my son is to the
>>>> bird he flys and attacks only him. I dont understand this
>>> You need to sit your son down and have the "talk" with him. Tell
>>> him that you've enjoyed having him around, but now it's time that
>>> he goes and lives with his Aunt Edna.
>>> Let him understand that the bird is more important than he, and
>>> that should something happen to the bird you will consider taking
>>> him back. In the mean time, he should work on having animals
>>> like him more.
>> Hi Chris,
>> Since you have not mentioned any casualties resulting from the bird
>> attacking your son, consider yourself, actually your son, lucky.
>> Even Conures, as small as they are can give some pretty nasty
>> Tim has given you the BEST response you could ask for. Clipping
>> wings would be the best for control. As for the cats, well, room
>> separation would appear to be the best for now, when the birds are
>> allowed out of cage.
>> Also you might want to try and let your son just hang out with the
>> bird, with the bird inside the cage of course, and let him give the
>> bird treats, talk to him, sit with him, etc. This could help for
>> two of them to start to build on a more promising relationship.
>> You say this is a Rescue Bird. Do you know of it's past history,
>> possibly with youngsters around. It is possible that some incident
>> may have occurred involving a boy or child that the bird holds
>> resentment to, therefore lashing out at your son.
>> First step though is to definitely clip his wings for control, then
>> work on the trust issues between your son and the bird.
>> When talking to your son, explain to him he will need to have a
>> great deal of patience, kindness, respect and tolerance for this
>> bird, as he may have had an abusive past, and that the bird means
>> him no harm, but with his previous home he may not have been
>> so kindly.
>> Good luck,
Thanks for the help we will just keep trying to build a relationship
with him. I think there maybe a child that this bird may have a past
with. We will just work slow but sure. Its so crazy I can hold him &
Wally the bird cuddles and is very sweet. Then he see my son flys and
bites his neck. Thanks