On 12/20/08, Alexandria wrote:
> On 12/20/08, GreyLady wrote:
>> Hi Claudia.
>> I doubt very much that the cage aggression has anything to do
>> with her being an Alexandrine. In fact, they are usually
>> about as laid back as a Tiel or a Budgie. I would almost
>> guarantee it has more to do with her previous situation. If
>> you have contact with the previous owners, you might give
>> them the 3rd degree on all manner of how she was treated, how
>> was she about the cage, did anyone torment her, etc. They
>> may have always tried to "grab" her out of her cage instead
>> of allowing her to come out on her own, if she wanted to. In
>> the meantime, I'd just handle her as I would any other
>> parrot having the same issues. More cage open time, more out
>> of cage time, as much time with you one on one as possible.
>> I know you know the drill. Just lots of patience. Good luck
>> with the little lady.
> What kind of theory is this? I know you pride yourself in
> avian internet psychology but you really don't know
> Alexandrine's Tiel's or Budgie's.
> Cage aggression is not always how a bird was treated. Some
> birds, no matter how sweet they are out of their cages take a
> possessive attitude to their cage and what they perceive
> belongs to them. They don't have to be grabbed or tormented
> develop this although that can be a possibility.
> Some of the nastiest birds are tiels and budgies and they bite
> to save their souls. They attach and grind. "Laid back" is
> not a term a knowledgeable bird person would assign to these
> two species of birds.
> But hey, I'm just a lowly bird person and don't sport the
> credentials that you flash.
Don't worry, Greylady only THINKS she knows what shes talking
about. And every once in a while she gets real lucky and she
gets it right. However, anyone that spouts their opinion as
much as her has to get it right every now and then.