Am I neglecting my bird?
(Queens, new york)
My sister currently moved back home and she has a red crowned amazon named 2pac, who is 5 years old and I will fully admit, he is spoiled.
Her ex- boyfriend bought the bird, with out realizing the responsibility and dedication they require. When the relationship ended, the bird was left with my sister. When she moved back home, my parents didn't want the bird upstairs because he is constantly squawking. My sister decided to keep him in the basement. At first this was a great idea, but with her busy schedule, 2pac sits all alone, in a basement with no one paying attention to him. when it's bed time, he will sleep upstairs, and when morning comes right back to the basement.
At one point she was considering giving him away. We are aware, it's not fair for the bird and we love him dearly, but she didn't have the heart to do it. We are animal lovers and the thought of 2pac thinking we didn't love him, crushes us.
I decided that I would take him to my apartment and try my hardest to re-train him and keep him happy. I live in an apartment building and when the he squawks, you can hear it from outside. So far, everything I've tried is not working. I feel like no matter what I do he is not happy, and it makes me sad. I don't know what to do!
I would really appreciate any tips on how to help me re-train him, and any advice you can give.