Thx for sharing.I wrote in a [while ago] post, about how our sweet Umbrella Cockatoo would suddenly bite me.. took me awhile to put the 'facts' together of what would trigger her.
She came to us as a rehome from an older couple who could no longer care for her. I finally realized that Abby would bite me in the face because I had my eyeglasses off [I wore contacts when we 1st got her]. I think the 'old lady' died w/ the cockatoo sitting on her and bird was trying to revive her. [Abby gets VERY upset when I take my glasses off]. And when my husband takes off his glasses to wipe his eyes, she is TOTALLY DIFFERENT, very concerned and loving... So the 'old guy' was weeping for his wife, and bird went to comfort him.
She is very afraid of anything elongated, like sticks, ladders... I think the grown children didn't know how to handle a bird, and used sticks to force her up or away from them. Abby also 'kills' pop cans-- which kids probably threw at her to get her away.
I know all of my comments are just my thoughts, but if I hadn't figured out our Cockatoo was biting me because I had my glasses off, then.... ? So thankful you are giving the situation time, thought, and patience!
no, dominance is not a thing with parrotsNot sure why he suddenly is using more beak pressure now unless he’s feeling more comfortable and is now trying to establish dominance.
Thank you for that.no, dominance is not a thing with parrots
flock-talk.tumblr.com/post/108990830803/dominance-in-parrots (cut and paste to read, I'm sorry but it kept posting the whole dang article no matter what else I did. It's a good article but I don't want to post the whole big thing!)
It is easy for some parrot owners to misinterpret aggression as a parrot’s desire to dominate. Aggression for the purpose of establishing dominance is common in many mammal species, including humans, however it does not occur in parrots. Parrots have no natural inclination to form dominance-based hierarchies with other parrots in the wild, or with humans in captivity.
I don't know the reason in your case. One common one is that people are not listening to the bird's body language well enough and the parrot has to "talk louder" to try to get their point across to the human.
Why does it need to be addressed immediately beyond ignoring?tantrum screams that need to be addressed immediately beyond ignoring
Thank you. This is helpful…and challenging. Mango and I established a deep bond upon meeting.Here's some resources on screaming: https://pamelaclarkonline.com/screaming
If you can, I would highly recommend a consultation with Pam Clark. You have taken on a major challenge and it's much easier to create good behaviour patterns from the very beginning rather than try to fix or modify something that has been allowed to become habit.
In particular, you need to be aware of the pair-bond and not allow Mango to develop this relationship with you. While it sounds nice, a parrot who thinks that a human is their mate is highly likely to develop behavioural problems like screaming, aggression and feather destruction. Close sustained physical contact like snuggling, having the bird on your knee and allowing the bird to be on your shoulder is a major contribution to the bird believing that your CD are their mate.
Oh no I'm so sorry to hear that happened. I hope that Mango will accept your mom and let her help out and that you heal quickly.Challenges keep coming. Shattered my foot last night one week after bringing the handful home. Had to bring my mom back home to help. Mango is more than a lil jealous. Full on attacking. Def next level. Was able to stop it but got bit. Now I’m trying to keep Mango separate from both my mom and dove…while being incapacitated.
Hi.How is everything going?
Life is always a bit of a challenge and a juggling act with large birds lol. How is your foot healing up?Hi.
Thanks for asking.
I just finished putting together his permanent cage. Its really nice w a play top. He’s in it for the first time right now. Had to drive to the end of the earth to get it but got a crazy wholesale deal. Prob paid 1/3 retail. Has a nice branch perch (for those of u concerned about the dreaded dowels). Will prob get a rope perch.
I had to bring my mom back (who sends mango into a jelous violent rage) to help me with my broken foot. Shes been gone a couple days now. My injury required that I change the house around again. His new cage will require another rearrangement of rooms/furniture. I know all these unavoidable changes are challenging for him. I think each change sets his adjustment back a bit. So we do have screaming and plucking that I hope will abate with an eventual stable environment. The AvVet seemed to think so.
Ive been told by Too owners here that it took a month for their bird to adjust. Every time there is a change I restart the adjustment clock. I’m trying to patient with him. He’s been through a lot of changes and he’s attached to me, as I am to him.
As u know, his past is mysterious. I don’t think he understands the balance of intimacy and boundaries so were both working on that. I’m trying to ensure there is some space and he’s learning that he can’t just vacate the perch to get to Daddy. He’s smart and is learning. Dad is a lil slower.
Only u guys know how incredibly challenging this is. I was maxed out just being a single father of a new Too adopted from juvenile hall and having another bird. This is next level…Mt Everest…challenging.Life is always a bit of a challenge and a juggling act with large birds lol. How is your foot healing up?