Are Cockatoos hardest to re-train.
by John Fahlsing
Princess, 7 plus years? - Cockatoo
Recently, A nice lady who raised Princess for at least 7 or more years passed on, the bird doesn't do well in the ladies house, main house or other areas, (we're in a large halfway house, trees, birds, lots of room etc.)
So since I take care of 1 Blue and Gold Macaw (Sunni) 15 Cockatiels and love birds, 1 bluehead Conure, 1 Rosella and my Baby, (Quaker)I became the proud new parent. She took to the new location, lots of light, air and cleanliness etc ok. Doesn't like my Quaker and tries to Bite me for sharing my time, but I'm trying to re-train her to accept the bird, new location, and overall this is your new home Girl! So my question? Is it really that hard to re-train the bird? I'm very good with her and all the birds, work hard at maintaining clean cages, good fruit, feed and all.
I realize the transition is one of the main reasons she's copping a bite attitude, and she doesn't do it all the time. Also, she really can make the hairs on your neck stand up, what a noise she can put out.
I've learned different sounds are important, mostly whining or just baby type crying, but sometimes she can raise the dead. :-) Also she can be very affectionate, even loving. Any helpful info would be apprecitated, I took her in and it's for life, I will do all I can to help her and show her love and a good home.
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