On 2/14/09, Rick wrote:
> On 2/14/09, Dr. Phil wrote:
>> On 2/14/09, Chris wrote:
>>> On 2/14/09, Tim wrote:
>>>> Clip his wings.
>>> We would rather not clip wings we have cats. If there was
>>> anything else. Because no matter how nice my son is to the
>>> bird he flys and attacks only him. I dont understand this
>> You need to sit your son down and have the "talk" with him. Tell
>> him that you've enjoyed having him around, but now it's time that
>> he goes and lives with his Aunt Edna.
>> Let him understand that the bird is more important than he, and
>> that should something happen to the bird you will consider taking
>> him back. In the mean time, he should work on having animals
>> like him more.
> Hi Chris,
> Since you have not mentioned any casualties resulting from the bird
> attacking your son, consider yourself, actually your son, lucky.
> Even Conures, as small as they are can give some pretty nasty
> Tim has given you the BEST response you could ask for. Clipping
> wings would be the best for control. As for the cats, well, room
> separation would appear to be the best for now, when the birds are
> allowed out of cage.
> Also you might want to try and let your son just hang out with the
> bird, with the bird inside the cage of course, and let him give the
> bird treats, talk to him, sit with him, etc. This could help for
> two of them to start to build on a more promising relationship.
> You say this is a Rescue Bird. Do you know of it's past history,
> possibly with youngsters around. It is possible that some incident
> may have occurred involving a boy or child that the bird holds
> resentment to, therefore lashing out at your son.
> First step though is to definitely clip his wings for control, then
> work on the trust issues between your son and the bird.
> When talking to your son, explain to him he will need to have a
> great deal of patience, kindness, respect and tolerance for this
> bird, as he may have had an abusive past, and that the bird means
> him no harm, but with his previous home he may not have been
> so kindly.
> Good luck,