General advice needed please for new Timneh Parrot
I have recently (less than a week) aquired an unwanted Timneh African Grey Parrot. She is 6 years old and at her previous home was never let out of her cage. In 5 days she is totally attached to me. Grooms me, has learned the "step up" command and happily comes out of her cage (for most of the day) and sits next to me on her brand new perch. She has a lot of trust in me and loves being around me, but really seems to hate my husband. She actually tries to attack/bite him if he walks past her cage. I am wondering what I can do to A/ Help her to overcome this husband hatred.. although I understand this could be due to her last owner and may take a lot of time.. And B/ She is scared of everything and doesn't understand what toys are or a bath are. How can I teach her these things and help her become more confident and less wanting to just eat my clothes or constantly groom/nibble on my fingers. Thank you for your advice if you can offer any. From Sharon and Millie Parrot.