I am not sure where to start. I have an 14 month old male named Yoda and I love him. SI Ekkie and recently had a female from someone who was dieing. She was with me for 8 months and I could not do anything to please her. She bit me so bad and hated everyone. Angry to say the least. She never fit in. I sent her to the breeder I got Yoda from and was going to buy another young female from him till this.....
I took Yoda in for a check up and the vet told me that I should get another male instead of the female. Because they are so moody and HORMONAL, that they all get that way. I do NOT want another Lilly, although I loved her, she was the worst experience I have ever had with any of my birds. That alone scares me to have another female.
He has even made me wonder if I should even get a second one or maybe a different species like Amazon. I am just so confused now. This is a really good Avian vet who has been around for 30 years.
I was told to get her by some people on a Ekkie yahoo group. WAS A HUGE MISTAKE!!
CAN YOU TELL I AM A MESS AND CONFUSED!!!! I just want to do what is best for all of us but I have always felt that any animal needs another one of his kind.
If any one else of you have a different parrot along with your Ekkie, please let me know how it is going and what kind you have. I really don't want a large bird.
Sorry, just having a really hard time right now. Thanks for your input. Thanks, Jetta
Edited by: IMJETTA8 at: 1/25/2012 (17:46)
Blessings & Love, Jetta :-)
Your every loving act, thought & feeling blesses everyone everywhere... every time you smile, you are a channel for more love and beauty to come thru you and into our world.
My first husband had a bird that just hated women. He was a very old wild caught Yellow nape. He was only capable of loving one person at a time.The bird was plain old cantankerous toward every one except Paul.If you bird has just hit puberty he may see other people as a threat.Not really sure how you can change that Good Luck
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Can Amber not wear a scarf/hair band or something when she is around Popcorn? It could also be that Popcorn is a bit broody and just plain grumpy and her mood will pass with time, only thing is if she is getting attention whenever she goes for Amber it will grow into a very bad habit. Try not to make a big fuss or show fear, Amber must get to read Popcorn's moods and body language.......remember we have to respect our birds for what they are, they will defend their territory.
Hope you find a solution, it will be so sad to let your child go.
What can I say, tell your cousin to stay away from the bird totally. Why should you have to get rid of your pet because someone else has done something to annoy it.
I must admit hats make my cockatoo go a little nuts, glasses do the same too until he figures out who you are. Then it's the one eyed stare for awhile until he decides whether to come over or not.
Maybe if Amber takes notice of the things that irritate the bird, she might be able to make sure she doesn't do them. Simplistic I know, but the bird dislikes something about the hair, you need to find out what.
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Popcorn is completlty fine around amber normally like yesterday she was dancing and chatting and amber turned and had her hair in a way that resembled marys and popcorn ended up biting her shoulder and neck. they lucklily where not bad. popcorn had got out when amber was changing the food and water bowls. I believe mary had done something to her cause she didnt always act this way towards her. and it got worse after one day we had told mary to stay out of my room but did not listen and instead of having amber get something out of my room she did. And somehow my mirror got broke and popcorn hates her even more. hats would not work cause they scare her she will bark like a dog or scream cause its wierd to her. Im worried that im going to have to get rid of her. If she seriously injures someone it will be very bad
I have a growing problem. I have an umbrella cockatoo thatís around 2.5-3 years old i believe. When I first got her she did not play with any toys including the ones that came with her she was plucking and was on a sunflower seed diet. I have all of those problems fixed she loves tearing up everything lol she is nice and full of feathers and is on Zupreem fruities and we are working on her eating fresh stuff as well. The problem i have is my cousin has done something to make my bird VERY VERY angry but we will never know what she done cause Mary will tell us nothing even if she did do something she wonít admit it... But we know it has to be her cause when mary comes into the room popcorn stops doing whatever she is doing and puffs up and just stares at her. Before we noticed this was happening Popcorn was out like normal and mary was at my desk which is kind of close to the cage and was turned away from popcorn and popcorn flew at her i got her off her and then popcorn did it again right away and mary went to swat her off and of course popcorn bit her hand. And now when my sister who has brown hair like my cousin does turns away popcorn thinks she is mary and flies at her and amber gets bit popcorn but popcorn is completely fine with amber unless she is facing away and popcorn thinks she is mary. Popcorn has never bit me except on an accident when she climbed up my pants and when she reached for her cage slipped and accidently grabbed my skin. We have no idea what mary has done to make my bird so angry. Do you know of any way we can fix this problem?
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