Attacking Nanday

by Kerriann
(Scranton, PA)

I've recently aquired this male nanday who's wings aren't clipped and is out of his cage. He violently attacks when ever i enter the room. He has bitten my face, shoulder and arm to where there is blood and bruising. What do I do?

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Oct 06, 2011
Attacking Nanday
by: Linda

Not taking him to be examined by an Avian Vet and having his wings clipped was your first mistake. So, make an appointment with an Avian Vet in your area, and get him in there quickly. Have them check him for infections or other physical issues and have his wings clipped.

Have them clip only the 4-6 long Primary Flight feathers found at the ends of each wing. Do not let them cut up any higher as it is not necessary and causes chronic pain for the bird.

Once he has a clean bill of health and his wings clipped you can begin taming and then training with him. Taming/Training information can be found here, and it takes time. Keep sessions to 15 minutes or less and begin by using a perch to teach him the "UP" request. Always start with a stick. Having his wings clipped is the ONLY way to train a wild bird, so get to the Avian Vet as quickly as you can to have him examined and his wings clipped.

thanks for writing,

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