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Rough Play

Discussion in 'Behaviour' started by Kendra, May 9, 2017.

  1. Kendra

    Kendra Regular Member

    Thank you MJGB.

    As soon as I find something she likes the next day she does not wish to know. I tried playing with paper balls yesterday, but that what ignored, so I wrapped her nuts in paper and put them on the top of her cage, too easy. Within a minute she had pulled each one through, nut found and eaten. So now we are looking for something similar but a bit more complicated.

    Just informed my OH about her new cage and the cost, after a gasp he quickly resigned to the fact, he usually likes to protest for hours, days, weeks..... We are getting him well trained.:)
  2. Kerin

    Kerin Regular Member

    I'm sorry to hear you have been so down recently trying to build that bond with Lou Kendra hun, but I'm sure with your patience and time she will come around and start learning not to be too rough with you. She probably does still believe deep down that she'll be moved on again soon, as she has been before. She may be feeling that her time with you is almost up and is punishing you a bit now because she's "about to be sent away again" or she may even be getting more pushy and rough to kind of "make or break" you before deciding whether to give you her trust. Not that I have much experience with macaws, but I do know how very intelligent and willful they can be, and what good memories they have.

    Then there's the hormones of course, even my mellow but sometimes grumpy lad Chewy has stepped up his aggression this spring. He gave me a couple of really hard bites to the wrist this morning just because I offered him my arm to go make breakfast like we usually do each day, and a few days ago he flew and landed on my head, then instead of sitting there nicely as usual, he leaned down and bit me hard on my eyebrow... lower beak above brow, upper point into my eye above my glasses but below the brow. I too had a bit of a cry about that one as it was so very unexpected and I simply could not work out what I had done wrong. :confundio1:

    Good luck with her hun, I know it must be very disheartening right now but I'm sure in time she will come around and learn that you are not only trustworthy, but worthy of her love xx
  3. Shirley

    Shirley Regular Member

    Kendra i know you love her and will never give up in reality it's goid to talk , we are all rooting for you and Lou to be close so hang in there . I know it's easy for us to say Kendra but as soon as Lou realise she isn't going any where then that's the day she will begin truly settle more again im no exspirt but i have everything crossed for you both x

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  4. Kendra

    Kendra Regular Member

    As soon as Lou realises she is not going anywhere she may think "Oh goodness, of all the places I have been, why this one, why?"
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  5. Shirley

    Shirley Regular Member

    Kendra she will probably think why have i been shown all this love and affection after what i have put this poor lady through rofl x

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  6. Kendra

    Kendra Regular Member

    Shirley parrots do not suffer remorse, my lot don't anyway :)
  7. Kerin

    Kerin Regular Member

    They do, just not for very long, or sincerely ;)
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  8. Kendra

    Kendra Regular Member

    I have come to the conclusion that it is them pesky hormones that is barring our "becoming friends". She is viewing me as a potential mate, but she must be desperate, I do not cuddle her, stroke her back or any of the triggers, that may be why she is cross with me at times, I just am not behaving in the correct parrot way for a mate.. She is territorial in her cage, perhaps a change would do her good, but the warm food, rich protein and sugars are out, she mainly eats nuts and her seed mix. Read she should be reduced in the following: Do not feed: breads, corn, sweet potatoes, beans, nuts, cheese, meats or grapes, well yes meats, cheese, bread, but their is little else she will eat. We have some beans sprouting so will try them tomorrow, she will be living on the greens, which everyone hates.

    Increase her night time, Yes Please, she does not move till after 6.00pm and really revvs up at 9.0pm, when everyone else is settled for the night and I am ready for r&r.
  9. ladyc

    ladyc Regular Member

    I absolutely agree with the hormone comclusion.
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