afraid of gloves
I found out the hard way that my yellow napped macaw is extremely afraid of any type of gloves. She screams loud and tries to escape from her cage which she loves. Because of this fear I can't use any gloves to protect my skin.
Yes she occasionally bites me pretty hard but that is getting better. She mostly just pinches me now. I know I need to get her toe nails trimmed which is what the vet is going to do for me. I've taught her to sit on the back of my hand now because when I put her into the smaller cage I didn't want to use any gloves or towel.
Do you think that once her nails and beak are trimmed that she'll not cause as many sores to my skin? I'm sort of polka-dotted right now from all of this. Some of the sores do bleed but not bad. They're mostly like a bruise or a blood blister.
I have a feeling that her previous owner abused her somehow, after all she's, like I said, terrified of gloves.
Also is there some type of food that can help calm her down when she gets upset?