- Nov 10, 2023
- Green cheek conure
Hi all! It’s been almost two weeks since I got Kure, my GGC, and we have been running into a bit of an issue with shoulders. I have heard a lot of contrasting information about letting your bird sit on your shoulder. Some seem to have no problem, some say it causes a dominance issue, and other are in between. Well, it seems that all Kure wants to do is sit on my shoulders! It appears that she has chosen that as her safe space and she will try to climb up whenever something frightens her. I don’t want to take this away from her but I have a lot of trouble getting her off of my shoulders when I need to, which makes me worry about her being up there. We have been working on this by giving her a treat when she steps up from the shoulders but sometimes she won’t come down for that either which leads both of us to get frustrated. When she is out it she won’t forage or play with her toys, even if I am messing with them, she just wants to sit and preen herself and my head/ears. It makes me worry about what she does while I am not home, because she is not showing much interest in her toys at all. I’m interested to hear what you guys think about shoulder sitting and any advice you may have.