Discussion in 'Conure Court' started by NikkiCat, 5/15/18.
Thank you! Sometimes I think he does like me, but other times I wonder if I’m pushing him too hard.
I’m glad I’m not the only one! And I can just imagine the cockatoo noise.
Honestly - you probably are expecting too much too fast. It's just the way we are. Birds, on the other hand, have a different time schedule. Theirs is slow and easy, we have all the time in the world.
That was last night. Tonight I kept him in the bird room instead of taking him into the bedroom like I did above. He was a lot less willing to get in the cage tonight (just put him to bed) and likes to escape up my shoulder. I kept him on my hands as much as I could and saw him preen, beak grind and yawn. He still screams a lot. Especially when either me or my boyfriend leaves the room. He is always talking which I honestly didn’t anticipate. I stopped doing what I did in the video because I thought it made him bite too much and thought maybe he’s telling me to back off. I was trying to keep him calmer tonight. He does try to go on my shoulder/neck sometimes but I feel there’s some mixed signals going on.
Seems like you are doing all the right things, to me. His behaviors, in my opinion, are showing that he likes you. But I totally hear what you are saying. I brought my Lovebirds home last July...........I didn't expect myself to become as anxious as I did over the same concerns you had. Am I doing everything right, are my birds happy, etc. I only expected to be happy and have fun with them. But I was a totally new bird owner so all of a sudden I panicked. But now almost a year later, my birds are fine and happy and I am much more relaxed. You'll do just fine!! You already are.
Thank you. I’m certainly glad I’m not the only one with anxiety over a new bird. Mine happens as soon as I wake up. I have a panic attack where I can’t breathe, and I feel like crying. I also can’t eat. My stomach is in knots and hurts. I’m hoping I get over it soon.
Is it normal for them to talk constantly? I feel like he never stops. Ironically I got him because I heard they were quiet. I definitely expected noise and knew birds made it but I never knew he would make noise every 3 seconds. Is that normal for these guys?
He also doesn’t play with any toys and wants to be on me constantly. If I have to do anything he tries to hold on and when I put him down he screams until I come back. He also screams if my bf leaves the room.
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