Will my Conure start playing again after rehabilitation?
by Deanna White
(Akron, Ohio USA)
I acquired my Green Cheeked Conure on August 9, 2011. He is afraid of everything. He will not play. He is afraid of water due to never having a bath. He is five years old and was cage bound all his life. After two weeks, I have been able to pet him for the first time with biting me. I got him use to the spray bottle by taking him into the bathroom while I wet my hair down, and then spray him. He is now use to the water, but still will not take a bath himself. He is still fearful of me. He is just now getting connection with clicker training. He has a long way to go. My question is will he ever get to point where he will play like Conures naturally do or lay on his back?