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Margaret <email address not displayed>
Margaret wrote on the Nanday Conure Forum message board: > How old was your nanday when you acquired her? I know you've had her > 7 years, but she may have 7 years of "a good reason to be afraid of > hands" prior to coming "home" with you. Could the bird have been wild > caught? Even if your bird was a sweet hand fed baby at one time, > something could have happened to her between then and the time you > acquired her to cause her to be afraid of hands. I suppose that just > like some humans with an "irrational" fear of spiders, bees, needles > or heights....a bird could be afraid of hands. Psychological problems > are hard to overcome in pet parrots. > > Spending time with you or on your shoulder is one thing, and that is > important too, but how much time have you actually spent working with > this parrot and trying to help him get over his fear of human hands? > > Since your parrot has had this fear for at least the past 7 years, > this may not be a fear that he will easily let go of, if he completely > lets go at all. You will have to be very patient, very consistent and > very loving/caring. This may take years of persistent working with > your bird. You can try by leaving your hand inside the cage while you > observe your parrot. You can try having him take treats from your > hands. If your bird is visibly shaken or afraid, go very slowly and > be aware of your parrots moods and fears. Don't "force" him to bite > to get you to stop. Try to read his body language and act > accordingly. In time you might be able to make some progress, but you > will need to consistently work with your bird. > > I hope some of this can help you. It seems to me like this is going > to take lots of work on your part if this is important to you. Good > luck! > > > Nick1 wrote: > > I was just wondering, i got my nanday about 7 years ago, and the day > i > > got her she's been intimidated by hands. I mean she'll climb onto > my > > finger only knowing that she'll perch on my shoulder, or in my > shirt, > > but once my hand goes near her while she's on my shoulder or in my > > shirt she runs away or flies! Is there any reason why she would do > > this, she's always done it, and i hold her at least 4-6 hours a day. > > > How can i get her to stop?
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