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Old 06-12-2016, 12:19 PM
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Re: Please help, my Alexandrine is terrified of me

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I uploaded video just for this, i have no idea what to do. Doesnt matter if i approach with stick or my hand he would attack me. He also made my fingers bleed few times.

Once i didnt give him food for 3 days, and when i approached with my hand full of seeds, he didnt want to eat, he went directly to my hand so he can bite it.

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Several of our members have responded with very good advice, for that reason alone I will not remove the video from the original post. We don't allow photos or videos of birds interacting with potentially dangerous predators even when the predator is human.

Withholding food from a bird for three hours is not a common practice. Withholding food for three days is reckless endangerment, not to mention, cruel. What do you hope to gain by treating a living being like this? The bird is obviously afraid of you. My advice is to find a new home for the bird.

I changed your offensive original title to better reflect the nature of your post.
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Re: Please help, my Alexandrine is terrified of me

Thanks for all the answers. However there are some things here i feel i should point out as you roasted me really hard.
Bird is NOT terrified of me, she does not go all crazy when i approach the cage, she does not scream every time like in this video.
She also is eating from my hand (through the bars) and is sort of communicating with itself when exposed to a mirror, and also she is trying to mimic few of whistles . she also took a shower in the tub while in the cage, she enjoyed it like a little kid she is.

Problem here is when she gets out of cage its like a different bird, she is running away from me and the cage and tries to hide anyway its possible (dishes, radiators, under bed).
If she steps on a stick i use, it will be there for 2-3 seconds before she tries to attack me.

And for the end. I live in Bosnia, here we dont have Avian Vet visit or any animal vet at all. Neither will the previous owner accept the bird back as he is obviously selling them to have some money for himself, this is 3d world country over here.
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Old 06-12-2016, 01:00 PM
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Re: Please help, my Alexandrine is terrified of me

Thank you for the explanation, I'm very releaved to hear things aren't quite as bad as I first thought. I only had the information you provided. You're beautiful Alexandrine appears to be agressively defending itself in the video.

There are better and far more effective ways to approach a frightened or an unsocialized bird.

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I understand you live in Bosnia but that shouldn't prevent you from providing a safe environment for your parrot. Please, do a lot of reading and research, find out all you can about your feathered companion, both of you will be happier. Birds are intelligent and capable of building strong bonds with their humans if given the chance.

Please don't ever fail to provide your bird with basic necessities, clean water and a nutritious diet.

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Re: Please help, my Alexandrine is terrified of me

Probably going to update post in 2 or 3 days IF u want to with a video where you can see the bird inside the cage and its behaviour. Haha i feel so roasted
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Old 06-12-2016, 01:24 PM
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Re: Please help, my Alexandrine is terrified of me

No need to feel roasted! You sort of asked for it!

Looking forward to hearing more about your feathered friend.
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Re: Please help, my Alexandrine is terrified of me

I actually wasnt going to answer your post as you have been given excellent advice by others plus I dont think you are really interested in making friends with your bird for if you were you would not be talking about spending time with him every second day when YOU had time...you see whether you have time or not your bird needs your time everyday several times a day for longer and shorter spells of time each day like for example 2 to 3 15 to 20 minute sessions and a number of quick hello sessions from 5 to 10 mins in length and never do you starve a bird...I wouldnt be friends with you if you starved me so why should your bird want to be friends with you when you try to starve him and if the shoe were on the other foot would you be friends with your bird if he were the one starving you and leaving you without food...Birds are very forgiving and you will be forgiven if you begin to make the effort but you need to start putting the birds needs before your own and giving him your time and company and make patient very patient advances in friendship and bonding...if you havent got the time or the patience or the will to do this not for a day or two or for a week but for each and every day of your birds life then you would be better returning the bird to the breeder or rehoming him with someone who has the time and the patience and the will to put the effort into bonding with him and caring for him and hid needs for the rest of his life. Im sort of angry with you that you starved him
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Re: Please help, my Alexandrine is terrified of me

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Probably going to update post in 2 or 3 days IF u want to with a video where you can see the bird inside the cage and its behaviour. Haha i feel so roasted
I will look forward to seeing the video...sometimes we all need a roasting from people who care I hope you can make ftiends with your parrot soon but it will take a lot of time and a whole lot of patience on your part
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Old 06-12-2016, 02:26 PM
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Re: Please help, my Alexandrine is terrified of me

Most of the stuff you said could be chalked up to inexperience, and all the answers given would have reflected that. But you opened up with a statement that included starving your bird for 3 days.

3 days.

Given that, how could you expect to come onto a parrot forum and NOT get roasted? Starving a bird for 3 days isn't inexperience. It is cruelty. Plain and simple.

I suggest that you listen to the great advice that you've received here, and check out the great links Allee has provided. But if you feel yourself still leaning more toward tactics such as starvation and such, please rehome your bird. It would be best for both him AND you.

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Re: Please help, my Alexandrine is terrified of me

You got great advice here from great parrot peeps that really love their birds. Yes we spoil our birds, BUT, we make mistakes too, we are all human. I have a thread going in which my Ekkie keeps laying, I did make mistakes but I put it out there to learn, vent, and share, as well as to help others that may be looking for help. You get out what you invest in your bird. Food is a great motivator to win a bird over so when you let your bird out, interact and try giving treats to change the behavior. Great videos on YouTube, look them up, they do help.


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