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Re: blue Front Amazon...

Posted by nj on 4/19/09
(5) Comments

    On 4/19/09, GreyLady wrote:
    > First off, you are rushing way too fast. Back off and slow
    > down. Four days doesn't even scratch the surface of what
    > it's going to take to get her to trust you. Especially if
    > she is cage protective. Four days would be too fast, even
    > she had previously been the most loving gentle bird.
    > Rehoming is very traumatic for them, under the best of
    > circumstances. My guess is, she was rarely if ever let out
    > before. Depending on her age and how she was treated, (or
    > ignored) before, it could take a very long time for her to
    > come around. All you should be doing at this point is
    > allowing her to get to know you by spending time in the same
    > room, near the cage, just talking to her. Later on, you can
    > open the door but do not try to reach in and force her to
    > come out. Leave the decision to come out or not, entirely
    > to her. Just open the door everytime you have time to keep
    > her supervised, just in case. When she gets used to seeing
    > the door open, you could try placing a parrot stand close to
    > the cage with some toys and treats that might entice her.
    > The BFA's that I've had experience with, tend to be a tad on
    > the crabby, nippy side, especially as they get a few years
    > them. Everybody who has one that is an angel will jump in
    > here and say I'm wrong. But I'm only speaking from the ones
    > with whom I've had interaction. If you don't know a lot
    > about her background, if she said any words, what kinds of
    > things did she like or dislike, and if possible, get back
    > with the previous owner and really pick their brains. The
    > more you can do and say things like she was used to, the
    > better. Even if some of it was not quite the right way to
    > things, so long as it's not abusive and dangerous,
    > familiarity will mean more to her for awhile than the best
    > everything. Just be patient with her, no matter how long it
    > takes.
    They said they were selling it for a friend who was going
    through a divorce... The Bird is 7 years old. Thats all they
    know.. She only had the bird for a couple of days... Do you
    think with time she will get use to us and not be aggresive?