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Teri <email address not displayed>
Teri wrote on the Nanday Conure Forum message board: > A week ago today I bought a (approximately - breeder not quite sure) 6 > month old Nanday from a breeder. He (or she? not sure, but he was > already named Andy) was a hand fed baby, but had not been socialized > with other people - only birds (breeder was a single person)...he was > not happy at first to be held, but after several minutes of stroking, > being held close to my chest, nestled under my chin and me whispering > to him, he started to relax....he would clumsily sit on my hand - > didn't know "up" and apparently hadn't spent much time on a hand - was > used to being carried around on a shoulder...he seemed to accept me > and my daughters well...but seemed very shy (or just totally unused to > such love and attention)...we fell in love and brought him home...he > has a very large cage with lots of toys, a happy hut which he > absolutely loves, etc...he seems to be eating and pooping well...but > he doesn't want to be taken out of his cage, although once out he > settles down...are we expecting too much from him too soon? We also > brought home a 4 month old green-cheek at the same time, and he has > settled in better - he now knows "up" and hops onto my hand everytime > I put it in his cage - he is eager to hang with us, loves his bath or > shower, etc...should I just quit comparing the two and accept that > Andy (our Nanday) may need a much longer adjustment time and just be > very, very patient? Any advice/suggestions are very much > appreciated!!!
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