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Zoe wrote: > Hi, I'm writing this because I had bought a six year old Nanday from a > family who collected a variety birds. The information that I received > from this family was incorrect they gave me to wrong name for starters > and all the info for that breed (I compared images on Google to what > he looked like to find his breed), he had lost a toe due to a fight > with a Macaw, and we was told to get him back in his cage to throw a > sheet over him (This I think cause him to be frighten on > sheets/towels, anything that could trap him). > I'm worried about Cheeky(the Nanday) his behaviour is very scared and > aggressive, I have read that Nanday's enjoy being out of the cage and > tend to enjoy petting. Well, at first cheeky he wouldn't come out of > his cage(I didn't pushed him to do so) but over time he stood at the > top he has once flow out of his cage but never since. Yet, if anyone > moves he will scream and climb back in with such hurry, if anyone > tries to pet him he will scream and try to bite you. he is also scared > of children and anything different, I once had tried to change his > toys around since they stayed in the same place for over 2 months but > as I went to he got angry and tried charging me. > Cheeky has got better with the passing months but he still is jumpy, > he has bonded with me but he can still snap, I can now stand at the > side of his cage without him kicking off he now stands next to me but > if I lift my hands he panics and before I know he has set off to the > other side of the cage. He will stand next to me in his cage and eat, > so I know there is trust there but I just wish for him to be less > scared. > I believe that in his past he was neglected/mistreated and that's the > cause to this behaviour. > I feel so upset that his is missing out on being loved because of > this, is there anything else I can do that can help him from being > less scared and calm down? or should I just continue what I am doing! > Any help is needed, I don't want my baby boy scared no more! > Thank you, Zoe.
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