scared bird

my pinnapple conure want come near me

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Jun 23, 2011
scared bird
by: Linda

If your bird is new to your home and family, he is scared to death of new people, cage, environment and any pets or chidren around. It takes time and effort to gain a parrot's trust, and trust is earned not freely given. If your bird has not already been examined by an Avian Vet, then please make an appointment and have him checked for infections or other physical issues. All new birds coming from pet stores and most breeders are already sick with an infection usually of the bacterial kind. Birds cover their illnesses until they are too sick to stand up and then it is sometimes too late. Birds do not get over infections, and they have to be diagnosed and treated by an avian vet in order to know what is wrong and what to treat it with. Use NO over the counter meds and do not ask pet store employees their advice because they are not avian vets or vets of any kind and will steer you in the wrong direction. Only take your bird to an avian vet and we recommend yearly visits to make sure birds are continuing to do well.

Once you've taken your bird to be examined by avian vet you may need to do some training and there is information found here about that. Birds that have not been tamed have to be and then worked with more for training of all kinds. This process is time consuming, energy consuming, and the end result is a bird who loves and trusts you and becomes a full member of your family. You cannot rush trust. Do NO training or dietary changes until bird has been cleared by an avian vet because sick birds will literally fall apart with the additional stress of either training or diet changes while ill.

Earning a bird's trust takes time and much effort on your part. Never lose your temper with a bird, because if you do, you have just taken 100 steps backward from earning his trust. Always remain calm even when being firm in your training plans. Birds are prey animals and are at the mercy of mean, small minded people and larger animals, so be a good example of what an enlightened human being looks like for your bird and any other pets you may have.

Linda

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