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Re: new owner of macaw

Posted by judy on 1/07/09
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    On 1/06/09, GreyLady wrote:
    > On 1/06/09, judy wrote:
    >> hello..i have just recently became the proud owner of a
    >> maccall parrot..her name is sadie..sadie is eating well
    >> and drinking well, she is adopting to her surroundings
    >> well...BUT SHE IS BITEIN AT ME..I try to pet her, she does
    >> shake with me and let me touch her beek but she is like
    >> trying to bite me..can anyone help me figure this problem
    >> out? She will yell momma when im not in the room and seems
    >> to settle when i go in..i want to get to where i can take
    >> her out of her cage any suggestions on how to calm her
    >> down..
    >
    > Some more specific information will help us to give you the
    > best help.
    > What do you mean by recent? A few days, few weeks, what?
    > How long have you had her?
    > Is this you first experience with a large parrot?
    > Do you know how old she is?
    > Do you know why the previous owner let her go?
    > Do you know if you are her second home, third, what?
    > Does she "snap" at you with the beak or just reach for your
    > hand or finger?
    > Does she only do it at certain times, like when you ask her
    > to step up or if you are trying to touch her, other than
    > stepping up?
    > What do you do when you think she is about to bite?
    > Are you reaching your hand inside the cage or does it happen
    > when she is out of the cage?
    > The more information we have, the better we may be able to
    > help.
    I RECEIVED SADIE ON DECEMBER 31, 2008 I AM THE THIRD OWNER
    OF HER, SHE IS GOING ON 9 YEAR OLD, THE PREVIOUS OWNER GAVE
    HER TO MY FRIEND BECAUSE THEY DIDNT HAVE TIME FOR HER, MY
    FRIEND GAVE HER TO ME CAUSE HER HUSBAND COULDNT STAND THE
    SCREAMING...SHE SNAPS AT ME WITH HER BEAK, WHEN I TRY TO TOUCH
    HER. I TRY NOT TO PULL MY HAND BACK, BUT SHE IS SO QUICK MAKES
    ME JUMP AND I DO PULL MY HAND BACK. HER OWNER THE DAY I GOT
    HER GOT BIT BY HER HARD, MADE DENT AND DREW BLOOD..THAT WAS
    BEFORE WE EVEN ATTEMPT TO MOVE HER SHE WAS SHOWING ME SOME
    STUFF SHE DOES WITH HER AND WASNT PAYING ANY ATTENTION AND
    SADIE PULLED HER FINGER IN THE CAGE AND CLAMPED DOWN ON HER
    FINGER..SADIE IS A VERY SMART BIRD, I JUST WANT TO LOVE HER
    AND GIVE HER A GOOD HOME..