Re: REALLY need help with new macaw again
Posted by Sue on 2/22/09
On 2/21/09, Fagan wrote:
> On 2/12/09, Glenda wrote:
>> On 2/12/09, Sue wrote:
>>> I have a total of four birds. My other three are out of their
>>> cages from sun up to sun down and come and go as they please.
>>> The macaw on the other hand has to be 100&37; supervised at ALL
>>> TIMES as she will not stay on her cage, goes to the other birds
>>> cages and I am afraid she may hurt one of them, and then will
>>> also walk all around the house and get into trouble. I let her
>>> out for short intervals throughout the day, but many times. If
>>> I can find a way to successfully get her back into her cage more
>>> easily, I can let her out more. I purchased her a $400 playgym,
>>> but she won't stay on that either. I TOTALLY understand them
>>> having a lot of out of cage time, but can only let her out when
>>> I am here to literally sit and watch her 100&37; of the time.
>>> suggestions on getting her back in when I have to leave???
>> You have been given very good advice from both Greylady and Rick.
>> Both of them have also suggested you cut her wings. You are not
>> going to be able to keep her on a playstand or a cagetop if she is
>> left with the freedom of flight. You must clip those wings. Once
>> you do it you will be amazed at the difference.
To all who provided so much help and support,
I CAN NOT BELIEVE THIS IS THE SAME BIRD!!! She is the MOST AMAZING
bird ever since getting her wings clipped. She can now spend 8 hours
a day out of the cage and is totally happy sitting with me and has
literally STOPPED ALL BAD BEHAVIOR!!! The professional who did her
wings gave her a ten minute lesson about not being dominant also, and
I swear I have NEVER seen such a WONDERFUL change in a bird!! Thanks
again to all for the help!