Re: Meyers Parrots.
Posted by Sally Scheer on 11/20/06
On 11/01/06, Cheryl wrote:
>>> Sorry, I forgot to ask, since it sounds like Sadie enjoys your
>>> shoulder often, is she trained to consistantly step up from
>>> your shoulder whenever asked to do so?
>> Or you could get her used to wearing a harness. There are a few
>> different kinds out there that have leashes attached. If she
>> will wear them. Some birds won't. Also, are you sure you want to
>> have her on your shoulder? Most vets and breeders I know do not
>> recommend it. I don't let any of my birds on my shoulder because
>> you have less control that way.
> That was my reason for askign if the bird was trained to
> consistantly step up, even from a shoulder. If the bird IS, then
> things should be fine. If the bird is not, that is when problems
> usually occur, because you end up "chasing" the bird around yoru
> shoulders, the bird running from shoulder to shoulder and down your
> back...The bird becomes dominant and will end up with very
> undesireable behaviors over a period of time...
...yes, absolutely, be sure your precious one is trained to step-up from your shoulder at
your command! I find that a Meyer's parrot is not pleased to be still once on your
body...don't know if age changes this or not...but, mine wants to run all over my body &
get off onto chairs, counters, whatever is around me...my Senegal (on the other hand) is
an excellent shoulder bird...and, as for the yellow head...both of my Meyer's parrots
took at least a year to start getting yellow...