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Message #7642. This is a followup to #7615.

Name:(No name)
Date:Monday October 29, 2012 10:49:10 pm MDT
Subject:Re: Nanday Questions
Message:Heather first thing: there is no such thing as a mean bird. Just wild. The other problem nobody bothered to tell you is that birds grow up. they begin as hatchlings, fledglings, teenagers, then adults. Apparently your bird has picked you as mate and if anyone is in close proximity during your interaction, or some element ou do no fast movement on your part. Good lucknot to his liking you are going to be on the receiving end of biting, clawing ect.
 the first thing you need to remember is this: that bird is and should be your responsibility for life, not being able to control him shouldn't be a reason to unload him and its really unfair to him.
   you need to teach him gently biting isn't acceptable, and you won't take it from him period. realize in awsome circumstances he's going to live a long time.
another your family needs to learn how to interact with him and not be hesitant. you also need to remember birds love drama. he bites any one of you and you jump scream and run he's going to put his dime in to get another show. Stop reacting and take the bite, and as far as guests are concerned make sure he is secured before guests come so he's not attacking, hurting them or getting the risk of getting injured himself.
 I have a small Jenday who thinks I'm her mate and anyone person, dog, cat or laundry does get attacked. Would I even consinder getting rid of her even if she bit or attacked me. Not even for a second.

you'll get it right. get a behaviorist to help you, and do some reading, and whatever y forstwrote:
> Well we found out about a month ago that Kiwi is not a female but in
> fact a male Nanday conure. I also recently had some issues with him. I
> got him out of his cage one day and he literally attacked me. Bit my
> face several times, lunged at me through the bars of his cage, was
> just an all around very mean bird. It was worse than he ever behaved
> when we first got him. I was literally scared of him. Well I was told
> by several bird breeders that it was hormones due to it being spring
> time. So I left him alone only going to his cage to open it. Since he
> cant fly right now I wasnt worried about him flying to attack anyone.
> It took a little over a week before we could even walk near him again.
> And then he started allowing me to pet him, hold him, and even started
> talking to me again. He now says "momma loves you", "pretty bird"
> "pretty pretty" and Pretty baby. I was heartbroken at the thought of
> having to get rid of my bird but I really wasnt prepared for the
> hormonal changes I saw in him as no one told me ahead of time what to
> expect. I'm a first time bird owner, Kiwi is my first feathered friend
> and I love him to death. Recently I've seen a change in his behavior
> again. He's aggressive when he's on/in his cage. He nips at me when I
> try to get him off of his cage. After he does finally come to me he's
> great. He'll love on me, allow me to pet him for hours. Is there
> anything I can do to help get him over his desire to bite me? I'm the
> only person in my house that can even handle this bird. If anyone else
> tries he freaks out and flaps his wings, screeches and tries to run
> away. I just really need some advice. I was told that Nandays are the
> most gentle and loving birds, but honestly I've not seen much of that
> from Kiwi!!

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