On 4/23/05, Alison wrote:
> My boyfriend and I co-own a quaker parrot named Kermit.
> He's a really great bird to me, but only to me, and he's
> mean to everyone else. We live in a house turned into
> apartments and the same people are always around every day,
> or at least as often as I am, and you would think that he
> would be used to everyone by now.
> At first Kermit was cordial to everyone, and then one day
> he simply "decided" that he didn't want to like anyone else
> except me. even people he had been friendly with before.
> I've known him the longest, as he used to belong to my
> roommate, who had to sell him to me due to financial
> difficulty, so I understand that he's bonded with me. But
> he never used to be this way. He had always been social and
> very friendly, never bit anyone, and now he squacks and
> screams and bites viciously anyone who comes near him, with
> the exception of my boyfriend, whom Kermit fears and runs
> away from.
> I don't know what to do to help Kermit be friendly again. I
> think part of his boldness comes from his clipped wings
> starting to grow in but I don't know. Any suggestions? I
> want my friendly bird back!
How old is Kermit? It may be that he has reached sexual
maturity and has chosen you as his mate. -Alison-