Re: 3-year-old Quaker afraid of everything
Posted by rose on 3/10/05
On 3/05/05, LindaC in OK wrote:
> are you wanting to sell or what i have two that were missed
understood and now are very loving birds thank you rose
> I don't know about stubborn but it's a bird attempting to fit
> into a human world.
> I start toys on top of the cage so birds get used to seeing
> them. I also have a toy basket attached to the outside edge
> with zip ties to put things in so they can toss them out.
> some birds talk, some don't. some talk in context some talk
> after being covered. I just love them for what they are all
> individuals. love these quakers. :-)
> good luck to you,
> On 3/05/05, Rhonda wrote:
>> Can anyone offer advice for a Quaker parrott that is afraid
>> of everything. I've tried everything to introduce new toys,
>> perches, etc., into or outside the cage, but the bird goes
>> ballistic with a temper tantrum. It may calm down after a
>> bit, but pays absolutely no attention to the new
>> introduction or is incredibly aggressive towards the new
>> addition. This bird is also what would be called a screamer.
>> It has the ability to say about 10 words, but now refuses to
>> learn anything new. By refuses, I mean when you try to work
>> on new words, it replies by beginning the "echo" game, i.e.,
>> it says pretty-pretty to everything you say to it or just
>> squawks. It's very stubborn.