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Re: Big Beak O Phobes Guide to Understanding Macaw Beaks...

Thank you this is so helpful! Do to an emergency situation with the rescue I volunteer for, my first bird is a green wing macaw with a lot of trust/confidence issues. I have since learned that she will use her beak to help step up but me acting nervous with her the first couple weeks definitely caused her to start bullying me!
Do you have any advice for what I should do when she starts lunging with some extreme eye pinning? Either she’s really happy, excited, or angry. I can’t tell!
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Re: Big Beak O Phobes Guide to Understanding Macaw Beaks...

Quote: Originally Posted by Rosieroo View Post
Thank you this is so helpful! Do to an emergency situation with the rescue I volunteer for, my first bird is a green wing macaw with a lot of trust/confidence issues. I have since learned that she will use her beak to help step up but me acting nervous with her the first couple weeks definitely caused her to start bullying me!
Do you have any advice for what I should do when she starts lunging with some extreme eye pinning? Either she’s really happy, excited, or angry. I can’t tell!
Or bluffing???
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Re: Big Beak O Phobes Guide to Understanding Macaw Beaks...

Wow, this is great info! So, once you've done all the wrong things how difficult is it to convince your GW macaw that you aren't intimidated...(when you actually are)?
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Wow, this is great info! So, once you've done all the wrong things how difficult is it to convince your GW macaw that you aren't intimidated...(when you actually are)?
The reality of Parrots is that they have a Beak and know how to us it!
I would recommend that you re-read this Thread as to my understanding it provides not only understand the reality, but also methods of working with one's Mac.

The larger Mac's are well aware of their size, especially their beaks. They can quickly tie into our emotions and therefore become aware of our fear(s).

I strongly believe in the process of the Parrot choosing in place of Humans choosing! This due to the much higher likelihood of the Parrot wanting a relationship.

Can one start over from where you are currently, YES! It requires a resetting of the relationship with the Human providing a reason for the Parrot to trust the Human. Only good things happen when the human is around.

Yes, tons more, but the point is, a fresh start is very possible.
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Re: Big Beak O Phobes Guide to Understanding Macaw Beaks...

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Wow, this is great info! So, once you've done all the wrong things how difficult is it to convince your GW macaw that you aren't intimidated...(when you actually are)?
Animals see the truth. So, the way to convince your GW macaw - or any kind of bird - that you are not intimidated, is to actually BE not intimidated.

Easier said than done right? Maybe or maybe not. REALity is, you are the one in control of the relationship. YOU have the keys to the house and the latch to the cage. YOU are the one who can freely choose to move closer or further away.

Knowing that reality, knowing that for love of her you are then Choosing to cede control back to her (as much as possible), will help solidify your non-intimidation.
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Re: Big Beak O Phobes Guide to Understanding Macaw Beaks...

I think a quick attack tap may mean stop it. Our new rescue told me "stop it," after she did that. I am slowly passing her tests. I am fairly sure she may be thinking of warning me when she blushes alot after this too.
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Hyacinth macaw beaks are scary
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Re: Big Beak O Phobes Guide to Understanding Macaw Beaks...

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Hyacinth macaw beaks are scary
Only if you haven't developed a trust bond with the Parrot. If such is in place it's just another part of the Parrot that you love.
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