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Re: He won't play!

Posted by electra on 6/05/07
(3) Comments

    how old exactly is the bird?? HE sounds like he is
    feeling "NESTY" and "HORMONAL. Your pi is growing up.
    (schedule a vet check up to rule out illness) Reduce the
    length of daylight to help reduce the spring hormone surge.
    Also avoid petting under his wings and back if this is what
    your "CUDDLING" consisted of. It often sends sexual signals
    to your bird and you want him to know you are not his mate.
    My general experience w/ PI's is to avoid them when they are
    strutting or in puffer pi mode. (all puffy and flashing
    eyes). If he is like this leave him alone and try later.
    Most PI's do not like being overly cuddled and petted. I am
    sure there are exceptions but they are generally the hang
    out with you kind. What kind of PI is this?.......many are
    known perch potatoes. If you have any boxes, cavey items in
    his cage...take them out till the hormones pass. They will
    it's just the time of year:) LOve is in the air..ROLFMAO>

    On 6/04/07, Robin wrote:
    > I have a pionus that was really rather quiet for the first
    > couples years. He's lately been shrieking alot. He gets so
    > angry when I leave the room, even tho he can follow me, he
    > won't. He won't play with anything I give him. I feel bad,
    > but I can't be his whole life! He can be really sweet, but
    > in the spring when the days get long, he has bitten me.
    > Last year and this one. I admit I am leery of putting my
    > hand up to him, let alone cuddle like I used to,(he got my
    > nose really badly)so use a perch to carry him, but I can
    > pet him and handle his wings without fuss. Any ideas for
    > helping him be more content and happy? He has free roam of
    > the house for the most part, two cages and a tree in the
    > kitchen. He gets destructive on the doors if they are
    > closed. I think he's just bored, but nothing seems to
    > interest him anymore. Ideas?