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Message #49. This is a followup to #43.

Date:Tuesday March 18, 2003 8:27:07 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.

I received my Nanday from a co-worker on the 15th. This behavior so describes the new addition to my family. My hands look like pretty rough after the past couple of days. I am now the fourth family he has had in the past 5 years. When I first met him, my co-worker could not get over how well he acted toward me. Counting her and the previous owner, I was the only person that could touch him. He tends to hide and scream for everyone else. I am able to tell if he will come out if I am met with a raised foot vs. an attempted bite. By using the back of my hand I've been able to save some skin recently. When leaving the cage open, he tends to come and stand on the open door. Only once has he jumped down to the floor and walked around a short bit and then climbed back up to the cage. And only once has he walked on top of the cage to beat on some of the toys from up above. There are no plans to every part with him. Keep us posted on your progress with your Nanday. Wish you the best!

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