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Old 07-07-2013, 01:55 AM
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Unhappy Spooked?

In the last two or so weeks Audrey has been acting very strange. Like she's had a spook or something. She's generally scared of things she doesn't see a lot, or shiny things, but lately if I've been walking over to her holding something in my hand she freaks out and flies all around the room and pants and carries on.. And I've had some visitors as well that she used to know and like! (My sister being one, who has house sat for me on various occasions) and they can't get near her without her having a panic attack. She just flies away, flies into things, pants like she's having a heart attack. I don't know whats wrong Today when I got her harness out to take her outside, she was terrified of it. She never has been, and has always tolerated the harness quite well, and it was such an effort to get it on her that I felt cruel putting it on her. But she needs her sun. Does anyone have any similar stories or any suggestions to help with this? I have no idea whats done this to her. But she did have a major freak out a few weeks ago where she was looking out the window and a man walked past and she started screaming louder then I've ever heard, flying around and around and it took me ages to settle her. It was strange because people walk past the window all the time, but that one person scared her so much. And I saw him walk by, he was just a regular man and he didn't look at her or wasn't holding anything that might of scared her. I'm worried about her behavior.
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Old 07-07-2013, 01:56 AM
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Re: Spooked?

How old is she? And how long have you had her?
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Old 07-07-2013, 01:58 AM
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Re: Spooked?

She is almost 2 and I've had her since she was 12 weeks old.
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Old 07-07-2013, 02:21 AM
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Re: Spooked?

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She is almost 2 and I've had her since she was 12 weeks old.
Hmmmm maybe it's a hormonal thing. I know about a guy who has a cape parrot roughly same age that one day out of the blue became afraid of everything. Even his harness.

If everything else is normal, eating drinking, droppings, etc. when was the last time she was at the vet for a check up? For now you can help her minimize her fear by maybe closing the blind right now as she is going through this. And when people are over they are to be calm around her. Use a soft voice and a gentle touch, help her to get through it. I'm no expert, but this is what I would do in your situation.
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Old 07-07-2013, 02:56 AM
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Re: Spooked?

I don't think she will get hormonal until around 2 and a half to three years but I'm not sure. I do close te blinds but she just looks through them anyway so that's kinda pointless haha. And the people who have been around her are calm and they are bird people so they are always confident and Audrey has always been so happy around them in the past It's really strange. I really hope it's not hormones because it will make things like vet checks a lot harder. She is due for another vet visit in August unless a health problem arises of course.
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Old 07-07-2013, 03:02 AM
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Re: Spooked?

Well if she is due for a vet check next month, and this is really concerning you, why wait. Atleast you can have piece of mind knowing its not a health problem. I don't know much about when eclectus mature, so I was just throwing it out there as a possibility. Something is obviously disturbing her or os making her more senesitive. Did you hang a new picture, change furniture, move her cage, anything you can think of that could/would cause a change in behavior? Or it could be that she is maturing.
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Old 07-07-2013, 03:26 AM
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Re: Spooked?

Another thing, could she be molting?
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Old 07-07-2013, 04:44 AM
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Re: Spooked?

It's because I can't afford a vet visit at this point in time unless its an emergency otherwise I wouldn't wait

She is moulting right now, do you think that could be it? She has never had any kind of behavioural change when moulting before
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Re: Spooked?

She could have seen something out the window that scared her. Mine started freaking out like that one day and I couldn't figure it out, until I saw what she saw....a hawk outside the window eating another bird. It took a few hours for her to calm down, and she was skittish for the rest of the day. Each bird reacts different. A hard moult can make them act weird also.
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Re: Spooked?

Oh no...what is going on with Audrey? That doesn't sound like her at all.

Hopefully Kathie (Sodakat) will chime in. She knows Eclectus like no other.

HUGS, Casey!!!!!
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