|Barked: Fri Apr 1, '11 5:55pm PST |
|Well,next time tellher to donate money to a shelter or volunteer rather than get one for the house. Sad, that. Cockatiels aren't any better and they do bite!
Birds are a nasty business. Firstly, they're foreign to us because they are not mammals so learning to understand them is even more difficult, second, they are all wild creatures unless you go get a chicken. Some cities like mine let you keep hens but not roosters, and as an added bonus, there are breed clubs. Not so for cage birds.
Inlaws have a female ecclectus and a male quaker. The ecclectus is broody and won't stop laying so she's not a safe animal to try to take care of. It took me a whole week while I was housesitting of sweet talking and feeding and finally taking her eggs away so that she would be pleasant toward me. I know it was terrible for her too, because she's really stuck on dad inlaw, and is used to perching all over people she knows. The other loves me to death, but is unpredictable and has fits where he just starts biting. She is probably not going to do too well with that poor bird.
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