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Re: Red Belly Behavior

Posted by Wanda on 7/20/07
(13) Comments

    On 7/20/07, Sheila wrote:
    > I allow my male red bellied on my shoulder - I have no
    > problem with it. He is really sweet right now, but this
    > could change when he reaches maturity, so I might be sorry
    > later! It's said that if they are higher than you they will
    > feel that they have dominance over you and could be
    > agressive if they don't get their way. While on my
    > shoulder, Gizmo is not higher than me, but at the same
    > level. I'm always careful though and I make sure my eye is
    > out of reach! He seems to prefer my right shoulder. He's
    > supposed to be about six months old and as I said earlier
    > this might change when he reacher maturity, but for now I'm
    > enjoying the closeness!
    I appreciate your response. My Red Belly was very sweet the
    day I got him, and he seemed to like me. But, I think that is
    changing as I will not allow him on the shoulder. I'm standind
    my ground with him because everything I've read discourages
    birds on the shoulder. We have had battles as he is very
    determined. Now, I don't think he likes me. I have been in
    touch with his breeder to get advice, and she says I'm doing
    fine. I feel insucure at this point because he's not warm with
    me anymore.