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Message #7. This is a followup to #5.

Date:Wednesday February 26, 2003 5:33:51 pm MST
Subject:Re: Nanday needs a new home
Message:Hi Indica,
I am interested in what you answered to Dawn.  I have a Nanday female bird that I got as a hand fed baby.  She is now 2 years old. She liked me at first and then she laid eggs about 8 months ago and decided she did not like me since.  She loves my husband, but he is not a bird person and does not get her out of her cage or play with her.  For the longest time, she would not let me take her out of her cage....only my husband could and he only would if I would ask him to please play with her so she would not be so sad.  Well, longer story, but I have been making kissing sounds and talking sweet to her for weeks and weks and she now lets me get her out of her cage (sometimes) In fact, she is sitting on my shoulder as I type this.  My question is this, how can I get her to play and like to be out of the cage with me?  How do you tame your birds?  I am willing and able to do what she needs, I just need to know what that is....thanks for any help you can give me...

Indica wrote:
> Hi Dawn, just to let you know, I sent you an email. I am interested in
> giving your nanday a wonderful home if possible. I am in Utah though,
> but I can garantee an excellent, kind, loving, patient home with a
> lot of love and most important, understanding. My family has three
> nandays, all three are very loving, one was hadnfed and I gothim at 6
> monthsold,so he is a very sweet cuddley bird. But two have had
> terrible pasts and took a lot of working with to gain their trust.
> One was physically abused until he was terrified, his last home was
> very good but they too needed someone to spend a lot of time with him
> and work with him. The other was badley neglected,leftalone forweeks
> at a timeand was a bad screamer. Though there's been blood drawn by
> some nasty bites, it is well worth some hard work and a lot of
> patience to see them trust us so much. Anyways, let me know if you
> are interested. Take care.
>    Indica & Flock

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