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Old 03-19-2017, 02:45 PM
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Oh it's just so sad to see her like this it's affecting my relationship too I'm a mess because my boyfriend is starting to get annoyed and pissed off because l pretty much have been neglecting him for her, I'm very protective but I'm torn but I think I will just try to slow down and keep them seperated for a while. He sleeps on the couch now because her cage is in our room (we have an extremely large room) I was thinking of maybe moving her age downstairs because I think she might be acting territorial over the room too,


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Old 03-19-2017, 03:13 PM
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Yes good idea and you two need time together as the couch is no way to go forward with your relationship. She may be seeing it as yours also. Try and find a good place for her cage where she can watch but not feel threatened, so not next to your BF's fav chair LOL.

If it is a large room could you accommodate another couch/chair and TV for your BF, in case he needs a refuge to go to at any time?
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I would say take the bird to the Vet just to be sure there is nothing wrong.

Justine is almost three and she is hyper, but sometimes when I am with here she is mellow a little bit. If I am around people she does not know she just sits behind my neck and not move. ill be sitting and watching TV and she would just sit there on one foot and doze off. Sometimes..

However I think the best thing would be the vet. They can do tests to make sure she is eating right or if there is anything wrong.
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I would say take the bird to the Vet just to be sure there is nothing wrong.



Justine is almost three and she is hyper, but sometimes when I am with here she is mellow a little bit. If I am around people she does not know she just sits behind my neck and not move. ill be sitting and watching TV and she would just sit there on one foot and doze off. Sometimes..



However I think the best thing would be the vet. They can do tests to make sure she is eating right or if there is anything wrong.


Thanks yes I am taking her to the vet soon, her dropping are liquid and brown not the usual color or consistency they used to be, her diet is not very good she won't eat anything except seeds nuts and pellets


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I have been trying really hard to get her to eat healthier, do you have any tips?? I was told to only allow her to have her nuts once per day


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Re: Is it normal for older toos' to be this mellow

You can't trust what her previous family said. If she's afraid of males and her previous owner was male, it's highly likely that he's the reason. A vet check wouldn't hurt just to rule out anything else, but our Rocky was pretty quiet and mellow for weeks after he came to us, and the more time went on, the more noisy and active he got. He had quite a spell of noisy and active and now he's sort of settled into a groove. He feels secure now and has quit thinking every new person is coming to take him to yet another new home. Yours hasn't had time to go through all that settling in yet and she doesn't know who to trust except you.
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I have been trying really hard to get her to eat healthier, do you have any tips?? I was told to only allow her to have her nuts once per day
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What? Just make sure the daily amount is not overall excessive. By making them smaller pieces each time is one way to reduce it a little.

They are usually interested in what we eat, flock eating. If you have a plate of fresh veggies and she is nearby, offer her some. Plum wants everything I have 'cos I am a soft touch and give in too readily ie something off mine that he can have. Rome wasn't made in a day and it will take time, little steps.
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You can't trust what her previous family said. If she's afraid of males and her previous owner was male, it's highly likely that he's the reason. A vet check wouldn't hurt just to rule out anything else, but our Rocky was pretty quiet and mellow for weeks after he came to us, and the more time went on, the more noisy and active he got. He had quite a spell of noisy and active and now he's sort of settled into a groove. He feels secure now and has quit thinking every new person is coming to take him to yet another new home. Yours hasn't had time to go through all that settling in yet and she doesn't know who to trust except you.


Thanks, she seems to be doing better, she's my first large bird so it's a very different experience for me but is definitely teaching me patience, every single change freaks her out, I bought her a new perch and she won't even go near it, I set it by her cage and put her food in it so hopefully she'll get used to it soon, is it normal for toos' to be so scared of everything?? Even a perch?? I'm just wondering because her vet told me she was probably abused so I don't know if there is a correlation with her strange fears


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Re: Is it normal for older toos' to be this mellow

Ohh yeah typical bird behavior- be scared of everything lmao they are prey animals afterall. Most of my rescue birds are like that. I find my more couragous / bold ones have had a very sheltered and positive childhood. It also probably doesnt help that your bird still needs time to feel completely comfortable in your home and around you.

I had a new playgym for my bird and she didnt go on it for the first two weeks untIl i started playing and and eating delicious things on it and she got tempted. Now she crawls all over it like a monkey

Training and patience and leading by example are all important things to do when owning birds, especially more shy ones
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