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Re: Can they be tame again?

Posted by Connie on 3/08/08
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    I have heard of and seen Quakers being one of the domestic
    birds that will actually turn on their owner. Obviously, she
    has fallen in love with someone else. I have also heard and
    seen that it takes some patience and work to win that love
    back. If it's another bird that she's fallen for, you have a
    better chance of winning & sharing her with the other bird
    than if it's another person. If that's the case, you may not
    win her back over. Quakers are very personal and are very
    smart and not to be fooled. I have a Blue Quaker and several
    other birds. My Quaker's best friend is my Jenday. Usually,
    when I pick up one, I pick up both so they will see there is
    no difference made. Also, never put 2 birds in the same cage
    and expect them to feel the same for you because they will
    turn for each other and not you anymore. I have all of mine
    in separate caes and a community stand for them all to play
    together. That seems to work for my birds and me.... Connie

    On 3/07/08, Samantha Tuley wrote:
    > I am debating on whether or not to sell my precious
    quakers,
    > and I need some info. Nine years ago, I bought my first
    > quaker and absolutely fell in love with her. She was only
    > three months old and bonded to me right away. We were
    > inseparable for years, until, in 2003, I became pregnant.
    > She seemed to sense it and even though I tried to keep her
    > close to me as always, she started biting me more and more
    > to the point that she seemed she did not want anything to
    do
    > with me. So I bought a second young quaker, hoping he would
    > keep her company after I had my baby and would be unable to
    > spend as much time with her as I would like. Well, she is
    > still mean, and as for the male, he likes to pretend to be
    > mean in the cage, but, once he is out, he is a big baby and
    > hides his head in the palm of my hand. But Devi (the
    female)
    > wants nothing to do with me at all. I still love them very
    > very much, but I am afraid I am not, or can not, give her
    > the attention she needs. Can I ever tame her again and make
    > her love me and be bonded to me like she used to without
    > leaving scars on my fingers and face (she bites my face
    when
    > on my shoulder)?