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Re: Dudley - Bitting Amazon - 19 yrs old/Jackie

Posted by tom on 11/19/06
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    On 11/16/06, Debbie wrote:
    > Are the birds wings clipped?? That helps here with my YN
    > female and my others birds as well. My YN likes men but isnt
    > crazy about women. I adopted her 3 years ago and thought
    > since she had been abused and thru many homes that she
    > needed to be handled more but I was wrong ....she didnt know
    > how to control herself. It took me 2 years of getting bit
    > and to the bone most bites but now I just take her out for
    > her "special time" in the evenings.
    > She NEVER gets on my shoulder just in case she might bite
    > cause thats just too easy for any bird and way too close for
    > comfort for me plus I have always heards its not good to let
    > any bird up on your shoulder for control.
    > So for the last year she is fine and settled down more with
    > the small time she gets and she watches TV during the day
    > plus gets treats and talked too. Now with our son she lays
    > on the bed with him and lets him pet her anytime and has
    > always done well with men but she does get very jealous at
    > times.
    > Has something changed there to where maybe your bird is
    > jealous?? Maybe its hormones maybe you are its mate and its
    > serious about you who knows but try watching different
    > things to see what might set your bird off. Its hard for
    > birds to go from home to homes and if at all possible with
    > ideas from other birds owners on here we can help to calm
    > the problem so things dont get that bad to where its all you
    > can do but it does happen I know. I had a male BF that
    > wanted the YN and he took it out on me no matter what I did
    > and where I moved them to where they werent together. he
    > would go after me but other wise was a sweet bird. So after
    > a year of this I finally sold him. He is doing so much
    > better there where he cant get his hormones up in a bunch
    > for the female that he cant have and is a sweet bird again
    > plus he is happy. My advice is to sit and watch from the
    > birds level and see what trips his trigger so to speak and
    > do not let him by your face what so ever. The higher a bird
    > can get on you the more in control they feel.
    > Hope this helps some and others on here help with good
    > advice as well.
    > Take care,
    > Debbie
    > On 11/16/06, Jacqueline John wrote:
    >> I have a 19 yr old yellow nape who is spoiled rotten. He
    >> has a Huge cage and playpen-he has never been locked in
    >> since I got him when he was 3 months old.
    >> He is well fed and I play with him a couple of hours a day
    >> or he sleeps on my shoulder.
    >> In the last 2 months he has sent me to the hospital
    > twice.
    >> He lunges at my face and bit me on my temple, 5 stitches
    > in
    >> my ear, and bit my lower lip from outside to inside.
    >> In 18 years I have never - not ever - been bitten once!
    >> The first and second time he was on my shoulder when the
    >> phone rang and as I got up to get it he freaked out. Mad
    >> at me because he knew he was not getting my full
    >> attention. That is my best guess. Now he lunges at my
    >> face all the time and now must be locked in cage.
    >> I think I was giving him too much attention? I have a 130
    >> lb. German Shepheard and Dudley chases him around the
    > coffe
    >> table, which I have to admit is very funny.
    >> I need help! If I can't fix this I will have to sell him
    >> which terrifies me that he would end up being abused
    > or/and
    >> ignored.
    >> Please help me and Dudley!