Rollerblading along the road
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It's an old pillowcase that has been folded and layered with fleece. He has a window perch that's designed for cats, but he's afraid of it, so I've been leaving it out in the open for a few days so he can get used to it again. I'm hoping to reinstall it in a few days.Aww he has a window perch. Is that one of those made for a cat? Great idea.
yeah lol he's not a fan of my sister, or anyone for that matter. He was choking on a birdie cookie yesterday and I had my sister offer his bowl of water and water from a bottle and he refused both of them. Only when I got up and offered a bottle of water did he drink. He'd rather die than accept help from anyone else.MOM, leave me alone or you'll be sorry
Thank you very much for the detailed response. The person in the video is my sister who has 'a score to settle' with Java. He was NOT playing at all. I try to explain to her his body language and that he doesn't want her to pet him, but she's convinced that if she persists, he'll eventually give in. He either screams or lunges whenever anyone tries to touch him other than me. I've had my grandmother, sister, and mother feed him a few times and he usually goes back into the cage until they leave the room. My mother is afraid of him, so is my grandmother, my sister antagonizes him, so I'm kind of with my back to the wall as far as getting him used to everyone.Java was just doing air jabs, then had to escalate to skin contact because he wasn't being "listened to" in that moment. (Unless that's a game you guys like to play -- like keep away or something, and you're all just playing, but I didn't get that sense.)
Don't worry too much. Many, if not most parrots, are one person birds. They are very vulnerable just from the size difference, if nothing else. They can't speak to us, they can't really get away from us when we scare or make them uncomfortable. Java has special circumstances that make him even more vulnerable than the average bird. He is not very mobile.
You have spent a lot, and I mean a lot, of time developing the relationship that the two of you have. That relationship is very special to you and him and isn't going to extend to anyone else by association. Java is special and he trusts you.