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Old 11-27-2017, 05:52 AM
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Re: African grey attacking.

Well said LordTriggs, Scoman123, we all get so much enjoyment from our feathered friends it really is worth the effort!

OOI, I get up at least half an hour earlier each morning just to spend time with Enzo, for both of us it really is a fantastic way of starting the day, I don't do the dishes in the evening as she loves to sit on my shoulder and make all the clanking noises when she gets up. She comes in the shower with me, she drinks her morning tea with me etc. So although i dont dedicate my time to just sitting with her, I get jobs done with enzo at all times. Its not costing me any more time to be honest, and you know what, its probably our favourite part of the day and believe me, im NOT a morning person.
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Old 11-27-2017, 06:00 AM
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Re: African grey attacking.

same here. I would get out of bed early with rio to spend some time with him before work, after work I would have him out whilst I did housework, sorted my own stuff out ETC. Even watching tv he would come hang out. Days off work he'd come out while I laid in bed . Not quite the same as a CAG but in their way Conures can be far more exhausting and needy, mostly due to their cocaine stash.

Like I say, you just kind of make it work. No situation is perfect
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Old 11-27-2017, 12:05 PM
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Re: African grey attacking.

Scoman123, I'm sorry that it has come to you considering rehoming your bird. Although this is not my first choice and I normally wouldn't recommend this, however, since you are almost at the point of rehoming him I thought I'd suggest it. Have you considered clipping him? It would totally solve the dive bombing mom problem and would give him an attitude adjustment to help you deal with him. Just to be clear, the other suggestions of working with him and training him would be my first choice, but clipping his wings would be an option that to me is better than rehoming him and uprooting his life. If he's going through puberty, it will be easier for him to do so with people he knows and loves rather than complete strangers. Anyways, just thought I'd put that out there. Good luck and please keep us updated on any progress
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Old 11-27-2017, 11:16 PM
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Re: African grey attacking.

You did ask for "any ideas", only to turn around and say that you don't have time or money.

It would be like someone wanting to learn how to paint, but not having the time to paint, and not willing to make time, even if it's only 5-15 minutes per day. Seriously, training doesn't need to be an hour or more a day! In fact, it can be 15 minutes or less! The money issue can kind of be worked around.


If you are already not willing to put in the effort, even a few minutes a day, then maybe you are right and a new home would be best. It sounds like your grey needs someone with more experience and time than you have right now.


Clipping wings wont solve any issues. Sure, he might not be able to dive-bomb anyone, but they still have feet! And their feet can still get them places where they can bite a person!



Since it sounds like you have already made up your mind, I'm not entirely sure why you are asking us? Unless, of course, you don't really want to give him up?


Ultimately, it's up to you to decide if you can provide what he needs or not, and if you feel it's not you, then find someone who can.
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