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Re: What brings you here?

Postby Johnwild » Thu Apr 23, 2020 12:25 am

oops hit the wrong button! :o
Last edited by Johnwild on Thu Apr 23, 2020 12:49 am, edited 1 time in total.
Johnwild
Parakeet
 
Gender: This parrot forum member is male
Posts: 2
Number of Birds Owned: 1
Types of Birds Owned: Congo, African Grey
Flight: No

Re: What brings you here?

Postby Johnwild » Thu Apr 23, 2020 12:47 am

Hi, I joined because suddenly my CAG has transformed into a meat eater! My hands being the meat and I want to learn how A. To deal with this properly, and B. How to prevent this from becoming a bad habit.
Digger and I have been together for 19 years. I purchased her from a breeder in Miami when I retired from the Fire Dept. She does not live in a cage, although she has two. One very large one and her smaller “bedroom “ cage. Over our years together she has gone thru some stages as I’m sure is a natural thing. I had her sexed shortly after I brought her home and at times thought maybe she’s lonely and needs a mate, but then I think I would loose our connection.

Recently she has started biting, I mean REALLY BITING, and drawing blood with each chomp. Today I was moving her perch closer to her gym so it would be easier for her to move around, when she casually walked over and attempted to remove one of my fingers. Now don’t get me wrong it’s not like over the years she haven’t bitten me, but now as soon as I get close to her she grabs the closest part of my hand and chomps down. Nothing but the season has changed, food, living area, etc. is all the same. Any suggestions are more than welcome. Thanks. :gray:
Johnwild
Parakeet
 
Gender: This parrot forum member is male
Posts: 2
Number of Birds Owned: 1
Types of Birds Owned: Congo, African Grey
Flight: No

Re: What brings you here?

Postby Pajarita » Thu Apr 23, 2020 9:33 am

Hi, John and Digger, welcome to the forum. This is not the right forum for your question so I will ask Michael to move it to the right one but in order to answer your question we need more information. What kind of diet does she have? Light schedule? Daily routine? Is she clipped or flighted? I have a female CAG myself (her name is Sophie, she is 20 years old and she is the sweetest thing) but I've cared for 6 of them and I am always surprised when I hear of a gray that bites because I've never had one that had an ounce of aggression in their bodies which tells me that she must be unhappy about something so, please, answer the questions and we will see what needs to be improved so she can be happier and not bite.
Pajarita
Norwegian Blue
 
Gender: This parrot forum member is female
Posts: 16982
Location: NE New Jersey
Number of Birds Owned: 30
Types of Birds Owned: Toos, grays, zons, canaries, finches, cardinals, senegals, jardine, redbelly, sun conure, button quail, GCC, PFC, lovebirds
Flight: Yes

Re: What brings you here?

Postby Michael » Mon May 04, 2020 1:27 pm

I can't find how to move it. Going to have to delete and repost somewhere else. Sorry.
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Michael
Macaw
 
Gender: This parrot forum member is male
Posts: 6252
Location: New York
Number of Birds Owned: 3
Types of Birds Owned: Senegal Parrot, Cape Parrot, Green-Winged Macaw
Flight: Yes

Re: What brings you here?

Postby Pajarita » Tue May 05, 2020 8:19 am

It's OK. OP never came back but, if he/she does, it will see that this was the wrong place to post this.
Pajarita
Norwegian Blue
 
Gender: This parrot forum member is female
Posts: 16982
Location: NE New Jersey
Number of Birds Owned: 30
Types of Birds Owned: Toos, grays, zons, canaries, finches, cardinals, senegals, jardine, redbelly, sun conure, button quail, GCC, PFC, lovebirds
Flight: Yes

Re: What brings you here?

Postby Savage Sturgis » Sun May 24, 2020 2:45 am

I was fortunate to know this forum through a friend. And of course with the skills and experience I have wanted to share it with everyone. And together seek more but detailed information
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Parakeet
 
Gender: This parrot forum member is male
Posts: 3
Location: Elizabethton, Tennessee(TN), 37643
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