Princess in Waiting
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Central FL - beside the Mouse
Great bird, very friendly. I just hadn't done enough homework, didn't respect his boundaries, and made some mistakes. Bubba brought him home while I was in KY, which gave them time to bond without me in the house. I come home and am suddenly taking more of "his person's" time. The final blow, you might say, is when Bubba was holding him and I was stroking the feathers down his back. I moved in on his territory. He retaliated with a major bite (still hurts and it's been two weeks - and I've been bit before!) so we decided that this bird was just too demanding for us at this time. Bubba had to literally force his beak open to get it off of my finger.
He'll make someone a wonderful pet. He's an older bird and very loving with one person- I think he just gets overstimulated when there is a choice to be made.
We had already pretty much decided he was not right for us right now, then when Sweets put his beak on my finger and I almost freaked that kind of did it for me. And birds, like most animals, sense fear and use it to their advantage.
He's wonderful with Bub; just a big, loveable, loving play thing. But I would be hesitant for someone else to have to come feed him; God forbid he bit Zoe the way he did me (no finger); we did our "pro's and con's" and that was our decision.
Yes, I do feel guilt, so don't lay any more on me please!!!
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