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Old 03-12-2012, 08:56 PM
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Re-introducing a flock member

My husband just got home from being gone for two weeks and Amigo is not too happy about this. He is on high-alert every minute of the day, wants to know where my husband is at all times. If he's outside, Amigo insists on being outside to watch his every move. Before my husbands trip, we were all getting along peacefully. NOW...Amigo is knocking on the windows to get in and once he is in, terrorist mode starts! We are trying to ignore his behavior but it's a little hard when you cant relax around him! I understand that birds can be territorial but I find it hard to believe that he doesn't seem to remember that my husband also lives here!
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Old 03-12-2012, 09:27 PM
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Re: Re-introducing a flock member

Oh, I bet when your husband left, Amigo said ha ha, she's mine! I won her and she's all mine! He probably wasn't expecting his rival to come back. So now he's mad that your mate has returned and it's not going to be him.
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Old 03-12-2012, 09:45 PM
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Re: Re-introducing a flock member

Roxy, I swear...you must have been a bird in your last life, you sure just seem to know these things! I'm serious!
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Old 03-12-2012, 09:49 PM
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Re: Re-introducing a flock member

I know! Why do I understand animals so well, but not men? LOL! I am a walking disaster at romance. Unless of course I let Pete become my romantic partner (I suspect it might be a better relationship)
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Old 03-12-2012, 10:16 PM
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Re: Re-introducing a flock member

haha, I think that you may be too intelligent for most men. You need to find a bird guy, they seem to have most of the qualities on the check list!
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Old 03-12-2012, 10:24 PM
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Re: Re-introducing a flock member

Amigo will calm down. Try to make your husband more a part of Amigo's flock. Have him give treats, and attention, to Amigo. Also, you show Amigo that your husband is important to you. But, don't overdo it and make him jealous. Show Amigo that both of them are your flockmates.
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Old 03-12-2012, 10:24 PM
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Re: Re-introducing a flock member

A bird guy might work. They at least understand an emotional and intelligent animal such as a bird. They probably have the right sensitivity and empathy.

I told a friend how much being on this forum was helping me emotionally and mentally after leaving my job because I just seem to understand birds. She said, "And horses, and pigs, and goats, and dogs, and cats, and every other thing you've had." Lol!

Yes, I have a cat that has learned to say, "Hi" from being with me and the birds. And I've met several "untrainable" horses and have been on their backs in half an hour.

But, men? Well, I haven't yet figured them out. Unless they are male critters.
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Old 03-12-2012, 10:26 PM
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Re: Re-introducing a flock member

I'm a "bird guy", but, a married bird guy. Don't give up, Roxy, there are others of us out there!
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Re: Re-introducing a flock member

Quote: Originally Posted by BillsBirds View Post
I'm a "bird guy", but, a married bird guy. Don't give up, Roxy, there are others of us out there!
I would imagine most bird guys are married because they probably also know how to treat women well, too.
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Old 03-12-2012, 10:37 PM
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13yr. old male umbrella cockatoo, we call him Amigo! 7yr. old Goffin cockatoo, she IS Sassy!!
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Re: Re-introducing a flock member

Bill, I must say, you are very brave to have jumped into this pool! You are a bird guy, so...you are safe. I'm confident that Amigo will come around to my husband being home, just perplexing that he acts this way, instincts? maybe? I have to be away from home soon so I'm hoping they can at least tolerate each other before then.
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