thank you for the feedback. :)
On 11/20/09, GreyLady wrote:
> On 11/19/09, Wanting to do right by George wrote:
>> thank you again. i really appreciate your insite.
>> can there be two flock leaders in the home? like me and my
>> girlfriend? or will he always see one of us as a playmate and the
>> other as the flock leader?
> In an ideal world, you and your girlfriend and anyone else who lives
> in the house can be flock leaders and can handle the bird. And your
> bird will be friendly, to some degree, to any other person trusted
> interact with your bird. However, few of us who live with Greys
> anywhere near that ideal. It's most likely your bird will choose a
> favorite person, whom he may or may not consider the flock leader.
> That person may be the only one who can handle him without having to
> always be alert to any thing from a nip to an occasional serious
> bite. We must always remember they are not domesticated, tame
> animals. They are wild creatures with strong instincts from living
> in the wild, who do their best to live with us. Whoever that
> favorite person is can change also. I know of situations where
> almost over night, a Grey has changed it's preference from one
> favored person to someone else in the home. There is just no way to
> predict any of it. All we can do is to do our best and be prepared
> to continue to accept and love the bird no matter what. It's all
> part of the sometimes confusing situation of living with pretty much
> any parrot and especially one as opinionated as a Grey.