Re: New cockatoo owner/behavior probs.
Posted by Tonya on 3/12/06
The only advise I can give you is to read a book called "Guide
to a Well behaved parrot" It is very helpfull and tells you
what to do if he bites or reasons hwy he night scream. Hope it
On 3/12/06, Fran wrote:
> On 3/12/06, stac wrote:
>> I have a question about this new cockatoo that we have had
>> for a couple of months. He is two years old, and loves
>> women. The problem is that I am terrified of him! (i don't
>> know why, but i am) we live in a complex and he SHRILLES
>> ALL the time to get attention. he is a good bird other
>> than that and his BITING. he talks.. and i have taught him
>> to say, "good morning" "whatcha doin'" "i love
>> you" "cuddles" and "my name is elvis" I talk to him alot,
>> feed him and have gotten to where i can get him out of the
>> cage with a towel to limit his flight. (and mobility... so
>> that he doesn't bite me) my question is how can we get him
>> to stop shrilling and biting? i have looked on previous
>> posts and couldn't get through all the bashing. Please
>> don't bash me, i truly care about this bird and wanting to
>> have a great and loving relationship with Elvis. Oh yeah,
>> i have a 5 year old who is always wanting to spend time
>> and play with the bird, but he isn't allowed to because
>> Elvis usually bites him. Ps... elvis has SHRILLED 6 times
>> since i have started this post and i actually had to get
>> up to get him out of his cage to put him on his perch. He
>> continued to SHRILL on the perch. any kind of advice you
>> can give me through this ramble of information would be
>> thanks stac
> Hi Stac, I'm going to get a little more information from you
and try to give you
> some help.
> First, it's great that you are commited to Elvis and working
through these issues.
> Is Elvis your first bird?
> Are his wings clipped, you say you use a towel to limit his
> What is his history before you got him, ie did he live with a
> person, had he been in a pet store for a long time, etc.
> Are there other people in the house besides you and your son?
> What is Elvis' cage like, size, location in your home, how
many and what kind of
> toys does he have?
> What is his typical day like? Do you work out of the home, is
he in his cage
> during the day? How often is he out, what time does he go to
bed, get up, etc.
> When you say he bites, when normally is the time he bites.
When you're getting
> him out of his cage, putting him back, playing with him?
> I know this seems like alot of information but it will help
everyone in advising
> you. In the meantime, Hang in there!!!