Nanday Conure Forum

Message #6587. This is a followup to #6586.

Name:Margaret Madison
Date:Friday November 2, 2007 7:39:14 pm MDT
Subject:Re: Nanday Conure Parrot
Message:Birds are naturally skittish, especially if they haven't been given previous freedoms to fly and explore. Some parrots are very nervous and as a good parrot owner you can teach your bird to relax just by exhibiting less "energy" yourself. Your bird is likely to be a bit skittish especially until it gets to know you and its surroundings. It is going to naturally gravitate to its cage. Try to act in a predicatable manner and move slowly. Pay much attention to your bird as it will definitely learn your body language, as good if not better than you learn theirs. Be patient and loving. Don't be in a hurry.

yogureta wrote:
> Doesnt this sound a lil bit absurd to you
> "My bird flies too much"
> ...????
> ("Hurry, Clip its wings!!" even more so...)
>
> Carole J wrote:
> > Carole J wrote:
> > > Rosemary southard wrote:
> > > > Hello: i would like some advice on my nanday conure parrot.
> His
> > > name
> > > > is sweetie. He is 23 weeks old. very loving parrot. the
> instant
> > he
> > > is
> > > > taken out of the cage, he goes flying. He always comes back to
> > me,
> > > but
> > > > he just likes to fly too much. i constantly pay attention to
> him
> > > and a
> > > > good diet every day,when he is out of the cage when he flyes
> > back
> > > to
> > > > me he loves being on me but without warning he flyes. is there
> > any
> > > > advice to calm him down to where he does not fly so much?? any
> > > advice
> > > > would be welcome. thanks
> > > The only thing I could suggest is to clip his wings or get them
> > > clipped by a professional at an avian veterinarian's office.
> Here
> > is
> > > just an interesting story for you. My Nanday took off out the
> door
> > of
> > > my townhouse last Thursday and circled all the way around the
> > building
> > > and came back to my screen door and clung to it until I ran over
> > to
> > > him and picked him up in my hands to secure his wings until I
> > could
> > > promptly get him back inside. Boy was I lucky. I thought for
> sure
> > he
> > > was a gonner! My heart instantly sank to the ground when he did
> > this.
> > > I thought I would never see him ever again. I instantly clipped
> > his
> > > wings (by the way, he still is able to fly quite well with them
> > > clipped) but I think it took some of the wind out of his sails.
> I
> > > just can't chance him getting away like that again. If you do
> > decide
> > > to clip your bird's wings yourself, only clip about the first
> > outside
> > > 4 or 5 feathers, and don't clip into the covert feathers (the
> > smaller
> > > ones) above the big wing feathers. I just use a regular scissor
> > and
> > > make sure none of those flight feathers are blood feathers.
> >
> > P.S. I wrap him up in a small hand towel to confine him when I do
> > this and either lay him down on his back in my lap or have my
> husband
> > hold him while I take one wing out, clip, and then do the other
> one.

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