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Message #44. This is a followup to #43.

Date:Monday March 17, 2003 11:10:06 pm MST
Subject:Re: Retaming my nanday
Message:Karla and Dave wrote:
> I received my nanday two days ago, from a friend who got him from a
> pet shop.  my friend could not control his behavior.  The bird
> orginally came from a man who did not want him anymore, so he sold it
> to a pet store.  The bird was neglected and left in a room and had no
> human contact for a while.  He is about 2 1/2 years old.  My problem
> is he will not come out of the cage.  I have to put a glove on
> because he bits really hard, but once i have him out of the cage he
> is pretty good.  He will sit on my shoulder and clean his feathers.
> He seems happy.  What should i do to get him to stop biting when i
> take him out of the cage.  Also when i try to take him off my
> shoulder he sometimes tries to bit me

My Nanday Rascal has the same problem. When Rascal is in the cage she is very nasty I think it has somthing to do with Territory protection.  When she is out on her perch she is much more friendly. If you have your cage up high that makes a bird very dominant you could try lowereing the cage and any perches you have keep the bird lower than your heart and it brings the bird down to your level wing cliping also helps quite a bit.  But mostly it takes a lot of time It took my Nanday almost 1 full year before she calmed down.  Just don't give up and keep trying.  One more thing if you can try to ignore the bites i know that they break the skin but if the bird does not get a reaction It may quit biting as much
good luck you will need it and time

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