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Re: 3-year-old Quaker afraid of everything

Posted by LindaC in OK on 3/05/05
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    I don't know about stubborn but it's a bird attempting to fit
    into a human world.

    I start toys on top of the cage so birds get used to seeing
    them. I also have a toy basket attached to the outside edge
    with zip ties to put things in so they can toss them out.

    some birds talk, some don't. some talk in context some talk
    after being covered. I just love them for what they are all
    individuals. love these quakers. :-)

    good luck to you,

    On 3/05/05, Rhonda wrote:
    > Can anyone offer advice for a Quaker parrott that is afraid
    > of everything. I've tried everything to introduce new toys,
    > perches, etc., into or outside the cage, but the bird goes
    > ballistic with a temper tantrum. It may calm down after a
    > bit, but pays absolutely no attention to the new
    > introduction or is incredibly aggressive towards the new
    > addition. This bird is also what would be called a screamer.
    > It has the ability to say about 10 words, but now refuses to
    > learn anything new. By refuses, I mean when you try to work
    > on new words, it replies by beginning the "echo" game, i.e.,
    > it says pretty-pretty to everything you say to it or just
    > squawks. It's very stubborn.