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Linda <email address not displayed>
Linda wrote on the Nanday Conure Forum message board: > Margaret wrote: > > I disagree that the dog is "doing something" to frighten the bird. > > These birds are prey birds and what that means is that they are > here > > to be the food for other predators. I would guess that Scott never > > saw a dog in his previous home, and if he did, it wasn't THAT dog > > (the Shi-Tzu). It is completely natural and understandable that > any > > prey animal is going to be frightened of anything that it is not > > familiar with - whether it is that "busy" looking lampshade, that > red > > tool box that "Dad" carried through the house, or that strange > furry > > little creature that barks and runs through the house. > > > > .....just my two cents..... > > > > Margaret Madison > > Isn't this wonderful! We can all learn and grow from everyone's > experience. My Nanday Screams whenever I put my hands on the Bissle > sweeper. I do however think that pets- anykind- try to play with each > other, and because they don't often know how to interact with other > spiecies, a dog-to a bird... that it can provoke a behavior of > screaming, but not always. My dogs are very well behaved when it comes > to my bird, but she, Kiwi doesn't know how to react so she runs up my > shoulder. And yes, I've allowed her to bite and have not thumped her > on the beak. And if I did or do I don't do it hard because I know it > would and could result in injury or death. And We want Kiwi to be with > us for as many years as possible. She is a beautiful Nanday we adopted > from a sanctuary in Seattle. We were told she was passed between 4 > different owners, and sadly someone's Macaw ate two of her toes. > I wish you could see Kiwi. She's happy, comfortable, loves cuddling, > and she's definately a mama's bird. She screams in everyone else's > ears. > Kiwi also recently went on a 700 mile trip with us. She did ok. But > she was super glad to be home. > > She's even learned to love the cat, but from a distance. And I'm glad > she opens her beak and spreads her wings in a defensive stance. (The > cat was not my idea!) our son moved home with it in tow, but it is > beautiful, smart and for the most part well behaved. And yes I agree > that some of us or all of us do create the behavior problem our > wonderful little birds finish. > > Kiwi let me know just recently that the plastic lining in her cage was > her's! Her nesting supply and because I was tearing a piece off I > deserved the nasty bite she gave me and I didn't thump her beak, but I > still told her NO BITE! > > And I'm super excited because the first time since we've had her she > crawled off my shoulder and decided to perch on my knee. When we first > got her she wouldn't come off my shoulder without putting up such a > fuss. > Anyway thought you would like to know Marj. > > Linda > > > Linda wrote: > > > > > > The only reason for the screaming is that your dog is doing > something > > > to frighten Scotty and it's a habit that can be broken, but > slowly. > > > > > > Janice wrote: > > > > sure Scotty had a good home, and I think that means > > > > our home. Thanks!!!
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