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Re: fighting birds

Posted by Cheri on 8/23/06
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    On 8/23/06, Dave wrote:
    > On 8/23/06, Cheri wrote:
    >> Hello.. About eight months ago I took in a male and female
    >> the lady told me they had to stay together, I noticed
    >> after time all they did was fight she was so mean to him..
    >> finally she bit his foot really bad! i said thats enough
    >> and have separated them and looking to place her..She is
    >> very aggresive. Since I have removed her ,,He is a total
    >> love.. he now lets me hold him and take him everywere I go
    >> I can kiss him... She on the other hand seems very madd I
    >> wrap her in a towel and try to hold her.. will she ever
    >> come around.. any suggestions.. I dont feel kiwi is safe
    >> around her.
    >
    > Keeping 2 quakers together, especially a male and a female
    is
    > a very bad idea. Your female that's generally nasty will
    only
    > get nastier. The question about her ever coming around can't
    > be answered. All birds have different personalities, even in
    > the same species but if there IS any chance of her becoming
    > friendlier she will have to be worked with in her own cage.
    > If you intend to try that don't put time limits on how long
    > it'll take to make her friendlier------Dave

    Hello Dave,,
    Oh wow! I had only had cockateils and Lovebirds before a gal
    who said she was part of Bird rescue brought these Two to me
    caged together and she told me THEY CANNOT BE SEPARATED!! I
    could never understand that because she would just beat the
    crap out of him... Katie is MEAN and poor Kiwi.. Oh I feel so
    bad now and wish I would of known about this earlier , Now
    that Katie is out of the cage , Kiwi has turned into a huge
    love.. Katie on the other hand is still mean even though I let
    her out put her on the tree gym she still is so mean , I
    coddle her in a towl talk to her and pet her head... Oh thank
    your for that information,, I never knew... Question, do two
    of the same sex get along better?
    Thank you agian for all your help
    Cheri