Maggie, senegal parrot 2 yrs old bday present

by Mary
(california)


i got her when she was 6 months old and the first few days she was cute and nice. afterwards she got really mean and for two yrs she wont let anyone touch her(but my mom) plz help i want to love her and want her to love me back but she just keeps biting us. my dad want to sell her cause she recently bit him and his nail cracked. Plz tell me wat to do!

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Nov 25, 2011
Senegal
by: Anonymous

Unfortunatly, this is typical bird nature. They will usually bond to one person (in this case your mom) and may semi-tolerate anyone else. This is why I dont consider birds "family" pets.. They are more someone's individual pet because of this behavior. This is no reason to sell the bird however, you and everyone in the house may just have to cope with her not choosing you to be her best buddy or simply work with her slowly to accept you as a "flock mate" but not her "mate", as your mom is. I know from my own experiences.. My African Grey is certainly mine, and will attack anyone else who tries to touch her but me. My Caique on the other hand, even though he loves full blown attention, he seems to take better to everyone else in my house, except me!!! And I am the one who adopted him and cares for him. I have bleeding fingers almost everyday because he will bite me when it is time to go back in his cage. But i still love him and care for him, and accept that i am certainly not his best buddy. Well anyways, I hope what I just wrote at least helps you understand that this is just normal parrot behavior. work with her to tolerate you and dont take it so personally. With a bird, you just cant!!

Nov 25, 2011
Senegal parrot attacking
by: Tracie

Please read the training material on our Parrot Training pagefor ideas on training your bird.

You may think, "I don't want to train my bird, I just want it to like us." But the time you spend with the bird, getting to know it's body language, what it likes and doesn't like will enable you to have a better relationship with your bird. It will also help you to help the bird to not attack your family members.

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