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PickleMeDickles 12-02-2018 09:57 PM

The Official Name: Sassy-Byrd goes on. Most of you will probably remember my story of all those poor sweet fids from Teflon. My last post mentioned that I had been chosen by a DYH. It took us a month to come up with her name, which is "Sassy-Byrd!"

Sassy is a one year old female who I think has had a lot of drama in her poor short life. For the longest time we could only get on us with one foot. She loves to mouth your hand/arms, lol, she can fit half of my arm in her beak It seems like someone chopped her wing feathers to the base and her tail has a fid version of mange. She has/had nothing to balance with and would continuously fall. She is just getting in 2 long wing feathers and it has made a world of difference. She doesn't have mites or any other parasites.

She had a hard time trusting people, acted like she got dropped a lot and "her side" of the situation was not taken into consideration. I have no idea if this is true, but it fits. The one huge thing I had on my side is this little girl has an incredibly kind soul and wanted so much to really connect to someone.

So we went back to the basis of clicker training and stepping up onto a wooden stick I was holding was our first goal. I let her tell me when she was ready to leave the proximity of her cage. Fast forward, she sits on my desk all day at work, talks non-stop, does the most convoluted head rotating thing, talks non stop, and is just a big goof. This may sound weird, but this bird is like a person. Most of the time we she talks it's within context, she plays me to the moon and back (we are constantly arguing the merits of who actually OWNS the clicker, Sassy is convinced possession is 9/10ths of the law). We have step up, tour the house even with strangers and sit independently at every play station in the house. Does anyone have an idea on a fun first trick?

I've worked with Border Collies and Kelpies. Ha! They don't think squat like an Amazon. These crazy green MANIPULATIVE monsters absolutely think 5-6 steps of you. It's like they are the Chess masters of the world! And we lowly servants their pawns. I have a ton of pics of her I'll post soon. My phone is out of batteries. I hope you and all your fids are doing well.


Laurasea 12-02-2018 10:03 PM

Re: The Official Name: Sassy-Byrd
How wonderful you saved her!!! Her transformation sounds amazing..go Sassy Bird! I await the pictures!!

SassiBird 12-03-2018 12:33 PM

Re: The Official Name: Sassy-Byrd
Good choice. Our resident SassiB approves!

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