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Re: biting amazon help

Posted by Gail on 11/06/06
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    On 11/05/06, Jo-Ann wrote:
    > On 11/05/06, greg wrote:
    >> help needed..
    >> I have purchased a double yellow headed Amazon..He
    >> is about 15 years old, has had a history of two previous
    >> male owners..and was kept in a small toyless cage..
    >> He flares his tail and pins his eyes.. bites and reacts
    >> this way only to men. Does anyone have a reason why he
    >> would have this reaction only to men and/or a solution to
    >> the problem..i have had the amazon for a little over a
    >> month. i can give him food and water from my hand, but
    >> with no offering he strikes to fiance
    >> can handle the bird like a baby and never has a problem..
    >> I would like to be able to handle the bird also.. any
    >> suggestions would be helpful... thank u.. greg
    > Maybe he didn't enjoy his time with the previous male
    > owners! Small home (cage) notheing to do (no toys) doesn't
    > sound like much fun - surprised he hasn't plucked himself.
    > It's only been a month, give him time to get to know you and
    > learn he can trust you. It would probably take us a bit of
    > time to trust a new person after some not so nice conditions
    > too!
    > Even look at the other species boards, you never know where
    > you'll find a good tip.
    > Good luck
    I agree with Jo Ann, it will take a while for your amazon to
    gain trust again. Take it slow, don't try to handle him until
    he's ready. Talk to him and what ever you do, tell him. It
    may take awhile, but gradually he will realize that you won't
    harm him and he'll come around. Amazons are awesome, and once
    he feels secure, the clown with an attitude personality will
    shine! Be patient.......