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Old 01-12-2018, 10:34 AM
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Re: More Sammy weirdness

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such a shame to read through this thread. I don't if you tried it or not but could you possibly sneak his cage into a different room during his night time? I don't know if the Grey that appears to be causing his anger is in the same room but maybe making him think that the grey is no longer in his zone could be something
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Old 01-12-2018, 11:38 AM
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Re: More Sammy weirdness

This thread is heartbreaking. Don’t give up yet! Has he been flying and attacking lately?
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Old 01-12-2018, 02:00 PM
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Re: More Sammy weirdness

Not much - the level of aggression has calmed down quite a bit, seemingly from the change in diet from Harrison's and from me sitting & talking to him quietly every morning that I'm not working.

I was heartened by the positive change, but it seems to have reached a plateau, about a year or so ago. Despite all my efforts, he simply won't allow me close enough to touch him. When I get close to his cage, he retreats as far as possible & gives every one of the infamous 'Zon "don't come near me!" signs. The same happens if he's on the floor, well away from his cage. For some reason, the stick is non-threatening, so he'll happily step up on it.

I have thought about moving his cage to another room but it's very large, and really can't go anywhere else except the basement, where he'd be alone all the time. The same goes for our CAG's cage.

At the moment, I'm starting into a new tactic - wearing a VERY thick, padded shirt, and trying to gently force him into stepping up. I managed that, once, last night. He did bite - hard - but the shirt's padding mitigated it & I was able to (at least, apparently) ignore the bite. He seemed a little surprised at the utter lack of reaction to the bite (normally, his bites are serious enough to require medical treatment...sometimes sutures), and I was able to put him back onto his cage top.

We'll see if that has any effect...
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Old 01-12-2018, 06:34 PM
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Re: More Sammy weirdness

I admire your love and persistence. Does it seem to you that Sammy is happy?
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Old 01-13-2018, 11:11 AM
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Oh, he is indeed! He's a happy, busy bird. He just seems to hate people...especially me. Weird - he used to be a real cuddle bird.
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Old 01-13-2018, 11:19 AM
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Re: More Sammy weirdness

That is good to hear! Can you be in the same room with Sammy on a playstand? Or does he go crazy when you even step in?
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Old 01-14-2018, 12:10 PM
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He's fine with that, unless he sees me look at him, even from across the room. As long as I make no eye contact, and pretend I don't even see him (and, of course, don't get anywhere near his cage) he's fine. If I even glance in his general direction, you get to see 100% of the 'Zon warning signs, immediately, simultaneously, & in living color. If ever someone needed to document the "I'm about to bite you realllly bad!" signs, one pic of him would do it.
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Re: More Sammy weirdness

Probably been asked this but have you changed any appearance about yourself glasses etc I wear contact lenses for playing sports and sometimes forget when I go in the Amazon avairy they just go into attack mode they want to kill me same as my greys they want to kill me aswell
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Old 01-16-2018, 01:29 PM
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No, I've been very careful about that. I haven't changed my soap, hair care products, deodorant, etc. either. Aside from getting old (can't help that!), nothing about my outward appearance, scent, sound, etc. has changed.

All I can do is keep pressing onward, in the hopes that one day, he'll start liking me again. I get lonely for my big green buddy...
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Re: More Sammy weirdness

This Thread has perplexed me, but your continued efforts are heartwarming. I do so hope that Sammy will find that switch and make the change to being your buddy again! It will be so good for both of you!
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