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Old 09-15-2018, 09:46 AM
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No problem with my birds, however my dad's German Shepard goes berserk when window shades are operated. She has to be put outside in her "run" before raising or lowering. If not, the barking is aggressive and lengthy.

Operating theory is the noise may be a trigger. Wonder if this is true with birds?
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Re: Rocky hates window treatments

My bird is okay with blinds etc, but she (adopted U2/re-home) is afraid of anything new that is bigger than 1 ft by 1ft-especially if it is being carried across the room...I have little advice in this department, other than suggesting that you let your bird observe passively before allowing her to get closer to the fear source (not saying it will work----mine still will fly off of me when we walk past certain "scary"objects)...When it comes to tolerating these things, she does do better when she is on top of her cage (as opposed to on a free-standing perch or my shoulder). Mine also HATES flying insects lol (a fly will cause her to puff up and hiss sometimes). She doesn't get mad at me, but she does freak out.



What do you normally do when she gets aggressive following a fright?

What is your immediate course of action following the bites (what do you say, do, etc)?

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Old 09-17-2018, 02:43 AM
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Re: Rocky hates window treatments

noise potentially could be a thing, or possibly could it be due to the sudden change of light? Especially as birds see UV lights it could be that seeing the light change in a sudden way is extremely frightening to them? Then they see that we seem to be the cause of the change so the beak opens and we get a firm "Don't do that!"

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Re: Rocky hates window treatments

It's not the change of light, because he comes a-runnin' when I approach the window, before I've done anything. In this case, I was putting the fan back in the window after a cool spell, so I could turn it on now that it's hot again. But even when the fan is already IN the window, I have to turn it on, or off, while he's locked in his cage or he goes on the attack.
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