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Re: Greenwing with an attitude

Posted by Judy on 9/30/08
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    On 9/18/08, Jeff wrote:
    > On 9/18/08, GreyLady wrote:
    >> On 9/17/08, Jeff wrote:
    >>> I've had a rescued greenwing about 4 years now. She wasn't
    >>> physically abused per se but she was never given any
    >>> attention. No mater how much I handle her she will not
    >>> stop being on the offensive. She will bite at any given
    >>> chance and bite with the intention of inflicting damage.
    >>> I'm the only one that can even begin handle her. She will
    >>> let my wife pick her up to put her in the cage for the
    >>> night and that's it. the question::: AM I EVER GOING TO
    >>> GET HER TO ACCEPT ME FOR ANYTHING BUT BEAK BAIT???
    >>
    >> Do you know how old she is? Was there only one owner before
    >> you or do you know for sure? Any other birds in the home?
    >> How much time does she spend out of her cage each day? Does
    >> she have a separate play gym or parrot stand, away from her
    >> cage? How is her diet and overall health?
    >
    >
    > She is about 6 years old. The person I got her from had her at
    > least a year. That's all I know. We have a goffin in the house
    > as well. She gets to spend about 3 or 4 hours out of her cage
    > on the days we work. Much longer on the days we are off. I
    > build her a new play tree about every 4 months. She chews
    > through them like crazy. She will eat anything I put in front
    > of her. She gets a pretty varied diet with lots of veggies and
    > fruit. Not to mention plenty of my flesh. She has a chronic
    > respiratory problem that she had when we got her. The people
    > couldn't afford a vet so I finally talked them into giving her
    > to me. Overall she plays and eats just fine. She's just a
    > bitch! I've called her that so much she now calls ME bitch!!

    Jeff,
    Keep doing what you're doing except the name callin' cause you
    are only teaching her to say words that may be inappropriate at
    times you don't want her to say them. Find a treat that she just
    goes WILD on, and you be the only one that offers it to her.
    Don't place it in a dish, and only give it to her when you want
    her to know you're a good guy.
    Once you gain her trust she will be the most lovin', sweetest
    baby in your house. Don't give up on her. Good luck! please keep
    us posted on her progress.