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Old 04-07-2020, 08:53 PM
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Maybe adopting a male crazy female ekkie?

I already own (or they own me) two Amazons and a conure. I have come across a potential situation for the adoption of a 25 year old female ekkie. The sanctuary owners are requesting the new adopted parront be a male and at home a lot. I am both.

I got the background of this ekkie who was raised and loved by the husband for 10 years but then he passed. The female ekkie has never liked female humans and bit the wife. The wife did not bond and then depressed ekkie started self mutilating. This went on for years.

So my question to parronts of female ekkies is this - is it possible that the female ekkie can ever accept female humans without biting them? I ask this because there will be times I will need a bird sitter and often it will be a female human to bird sit. How can this work if I am on a 2 week trip? Can there be a gradual change in this ekkie accepting and not biting human females? Or is this a standard female ekkie trait?
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Old 04-07-2020, 10:36 PM
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Re: Maybe adopting a male crazy female ekkie?

Hi boki

Good question. Yes, with proper training - perhaps consulting an avian behavioral trainer, the process isn’t very easy and requires strict consistency - you can definitely get her to like anyone of any gender.
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Re: Maybe adopting a male crazy female ekkie?

Agreed. Consistency in training is the key. And patience, of course, because ekkies are VERY stubborn birds. Especially female ekkies.
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