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Message #35. This is a followup to #33.

Name:Ken
Date:Thursday March 13, 2003 12:24:01 pm MST
URL:http://www.geocities.com/scuzzles/flip.html
Subject:Re: PLEASE HELP????!!!!!!!??????
Message:I'm no expert, Ive had my Nanday for 2 years, but they seem to have very challenging personalities. If he's biting alot, get his beaked groomed where at least it doesnt hurt that much, hit him on the nose with your finger when he bites, make sure its consistent every time so he learns that biting is unacceptable. Uusually changes in the household will change a birds personality, look back at what changed...maybe U moved his cage, maybe there are new things in the living room,,,etc. Try to keep things consistent, or at least try moving his cage around and see where he is most comfortable. As far as the noise, theres not alot to do. My bird knows "be quiet", he will squak real loud and then say "be quiet" right afterwards. He knows that we dont like his loud squaking, and he knows what "be quiet"..so work on teaching your bird that. Hit his beak and say be quiet, again consistently until he repeats it or at least learns it. Consistency is the key here and they need to know whose boss. Nandays are characters and they will test U, they think they are the boss and can do what they want at times so U have to make sure that they know that's not acceptable. Having clipped wings helps tame them cuz they dont have that freedom of doing as they please. Can anyone back me up on this?
 



sara wrote:
> I bought my Nanday when it was 4 months old. He was real sweet, would
> cuddle with me, would talk to me (he has a great vocab)but maybe 2
> 1/2 years ago he started not coming to me anymore and then shortly
> after he just would scream at averything. if the phone would ring, if
> he heard anyone walk, if you opened doors, you name it he screams!!
> now the only person the bird will go to is my mother. it is really
> frustrating that all the bird will do is bite everyone(including my
> mother)  and scream that i am to the point where i am concidering
> finding a new home for it.
>
> does anyone have any advice on how to get him to be nice again and
> stop SCREAMING?????

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