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Message #1755. This is a followup to #1752.

Date:Thursday June 24, 2004 5:40:43 pm MDT
Subject:Re: Nanday behavior issues? please help!
Message:Ninja wrote:
> I am not sure about that.  I know someone who had a cherry-head that
> did quite a lot of the same things...I dont have personal experience
> with it with my own.  Their bird got worse and worse, then got
> better...after they divorced.  The vet said the stress between them
> was causing the bird to act out, and to act strangely.  Could there
> be a stressful situation for the bird in the house???  Ninja is VERY
> sensitive and freaks out over weird stuff.  Like another animal in
> the house it dislikes, or a kid that is scaring it??? I dont know, Im
> just suggesting.  It COULD be from before you had him...did you get
> him from someone you know???  As far as toys it can take Ninja months
> to use a new toy, or even get near it.  have you taken him to the
> vet???That would be the first thing.  i dont really know, but the
> stuff you were describing sounded a lot like Mango (cherry-head).
> picky eating and everything.  Good luck, I hope it works out for
> you!!!!

  No I don't think that it has anything to do with my Hubby and I, as we have a healthy relationship. Chloe isn't bothered by the other animals. She likes the companionship of having my Pionus in the same room, she will call for him if I take him out of the room. She doesn't seem to mind our dogs, she will go for a ride on one of them. She will stepup on to other people with out any problems, but she doesn't like them to get her out of her cage. The last home that she was in, they were wanting to make a breeder out of her. And I was friends with the lady, Chloe and I were bonded almost instantly when we met. So I convinced my friend to sell her to me instead of trying to breed her.
  She would just like to be loved on every minute of everyday, and so she waits at the door for me to come and get her. I do try to give her at least a good 2 hours out of the cage everyday, but it is hard for me because I can't put her down. Or she will get up set. I would love to give her more time out of the cage, but since she won't play on the manzanita tree I am not always able too.
  And as for taking her to the vet, I have and they told me that she is in perfect health. And everyone that knows anything about birds has told me how great she looks. As she is in perfect feather. Some people have told me to give her small toys that would be easy for her to destroy, as she will find that fun. And when I have given her things to destroy she just ignores them.
  So I don't know what I can do to help her learn to play. I have tried everything that I know to do, so if anyone else has any ideas I would be glad to hear them.

Thanks for listening,
Ivy, Chloe, and Merlyn

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