Any hope for an older amazon not trained?
My father has an older yellow nape that has been sitting in a cage for a very long time. I cannot tell you the exact age of the bird but I am confident that it is about 30 years old. We also are not positive of the gender by lovingly called it Mimi and refer to it as a HER. When we first got the bird, it was very friendly towards my father but no one else could touch it.
She is a great talker but even that has slid since she just doesn't get any attention these days. My dad used to take her out,play with her and carry her around as he worked but, even then she was never friendly towards anyone else. She will aggressively attack anyone with blond hair, especially women and children. Over the years, my dad has become more and more immobile and the bird rarely makes it out of the cage.
She is obviously very unhappy.
My dad has asked if I would like to take the bird and see if I can train her up and give her the attention she needs but I have serious reservations. She has lived in the same home for around 30 years. I also have daughters that are 16, 9 and 5 and worry about them getting nipped. A few years back, she got a hold of my pinky finger and it still doesn't bend quite right:)
Is there any hope of her being safely handled again?
If not, can she be happy living in a cage with human interaction behind the bars? I really want to maximize her quality of life as much as possible.