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Re: biting Conure

Posted by chris on 2/15/09
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    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
    >>>> behavior.
    >>>
    >>> 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
    > bites.
    >>
    >> Tim has given you the BEST response you could ask for. Clipping
    > it's
    >> 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
    > the
    >> 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
    > treated
    >> so kindly.
    >>
    >> Good luck,
    >> Rick
    Hey Rick,
    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
    Chris