7 months and seems slightly scared still

by Afia khan
(Riyadh, saudi arabia)

Hi.. A timneh grey brought 7months ago yet seems slightly scared and wont talk or wont let me scratch it. I brought the timneh grey from a pet shop which is not hand raised.. When it first came was veri veri scared.. A whole month i hardly heard its voice.. It wudn't even let anyone come near it.. Its been 7 months now and it seems less scared wid me but yet scared.. I've kept him wid a congo grey tat talks so tat it learns to talk.. It does take out some weird noises but hardly whistles onli quacks.. I've tried taming it to taking it on my hand but tat why i realised its loosing de trust i gained wid it i stopped doing it.. Rest i realli dunnon wat to do.. Will it ever talk? It doesn't even let me scratch its head like de other congo does.. Pls help..
And i've no such avian vets here so tat i get it checked.. It'd be kind of u if u pls help me out i'd be obliged..

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Oct 01, 2011
My bird already has a cage..!!
by: Afia

Hi linda. Thank u so much for advise. But i guess i forgot to tell u tat my bird already has its own cage.. And de other congo is my uncles tat talks.. And both stay in different cages.. I keep dem together just for a veri short while.. Linda i don't have any avian vet here ..i could've showed her to any other vet as u've asked me not to.. She does understand when i ask her to go inside de cage and when she wants to come out.. Trust me when she came de first time for she'd hardly spoken anything for a whole month.. And from tat time i've been telling my dad tat she's sick but he just noe's how to buy birds and bring it home but doesn't noe how to groom and take care of it.. Trust me i'm so patient wid it.. But i just don't have avian vet here.. ):
i've a normal vet who sees de cats and dogs and you've asked me not to show it to dem.. I love my bird and i want it to talk like how de other does.. I want to scratch my birds head ..But it doesn't let me.. ): pls help me.. ):

Sep 25, 2011
7 months and seems slightly scared still
by: Linda

Here are a few directions to follow, and please be open to them. First, move the new bird into its own cage. You did not do yourself a favor by putting new bird in with another bird as you will not be able to get close to the new one unless it is by itself in its own cage. Also never put a new bird directly into cage with another bird as this can sometimes lead to severe injuries if the two birds do not like each other.

There are training materials on the Parrot Training page to look at, and before doing any taming or training, you must take you bird to be examined by an Avian Vet in your area. Take him only to an Avian Vet as dog and cat vets do not know how to diagnose or treat birds correctly and this sometimes causes birds to die from an overdose of meds or to keep dangerous infections from healing because of wrong or no diagnosis.

Once your bird has been examined and treated for an infection if necessary, then you are ready to begin taming.

Follow directions found here in materials, and you can find more information on the internet. Your bird may be sick is why it's only making the quacking sound as this is a sign of possible illness, and bird is too sick and tired to put forth effort for more sound. Be compassionate and patient with bird, and he will make you proud one day. Now, see to his health and well being as it will pay off for you in future.

First get your bird examined by an Avian Vet and treat any infections. Take bird back for another exam to make sure infection is clear and then you can begin to learn how to work with your bird.

Right now, buy another cage and get new bird set up in it.

We'll be here for you once you have taken the correct steps to begin your bird's training. By the way, if the new bird has infection your other bird will also have it since they've been in same cage eating and drinking from same cups. He will have to go to Avian Vet as well so you can get both birds in good health. Once all this is done, and you have begun your study, we will be happy to help you any way we can. Training and care of your birds is your responsibility, so we'll be here for moral support for you and to answer simple questions.

Linda

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