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And we thought we had the perfect little family!

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Cherie

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And we thought we had the perfect little family!
« on: December 04, 2016, 07:42:24 PM »

A bit of a back story about our lives with our CAG Felony...prior to her we gad a timneh grey named Oprah who was a rescue and who we had for 13 years. We loved her VERY much and were greatly shocked when one day she just wasn't herself, very weak...we rushed her to the vets but she died while we were there!  :cry2: They asked us if we wanted a necropsy but we were so shocked and dismayed we said no. The next day I called to see how much it would be and they said $100 but it was too late, her body was already gone. I could've kicked myself because we really have no idea what went wrong, she didn't seem sick at all until right then!
            So we waited for a few months, trying to decide if another bird was in our future. After five or six months we decided the house was way too quiet (we are a married couple in our sixties, kids all grown)...so we decided to get another bird. We got the name of a breeder who is actually one of the zookeepers of the parrot portion of the sandiego zoo and decided on a little girl we named Felony.
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Re: And we thought we had the perfect little family!
« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2016, 08:14:11 PM »

So Felony was a beautiful little baby (as they all are, right?) friendly, bright eyed, carefully weaned by the breeder. He even had us make little recordings of us talking to her and saying her name!
             That was about two or two and a half years ago. Now she has turned into a demon bird who adores my husband and lives to hunt me down and bite some part of me. And I think she has a pretty good life...we're good parrot parents. If we're home she is out of her cage in the family room with us. We make her home made food and freeze it, whatever we're having for dinner she has that too. She has lots of toys, a perch and a boing in the family room (which sits in front of a window so she can look outside). We even let her fledge as a baby so she can fly around the house somewhat.
             I know at least part of this is hormonal since she's started doing "the dance" and making that huffing sound and just won't leave my husband alone. But these attacks on me have gotten a bit out of hand, Oprah did go through her hormonal times but she never, ever got violent with me. Anyone have thoughts, similar experiences?
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Re: And we thought we had the perfect little family!
« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2016, 06:53:57 AM »

Hi
Timneah greys are often said to be the more steady birds and more family orientated
Congo greys are known for liking one person
Just make sure your hubby isn't touching her where it will provoke hormonal behaviour
You do all the nice things like give her treats and let her out her cage and get him to do showers and put her back in her cage
She may one day never love you. But she may except you xx



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Re: And we thought we had the perfect little family!
« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2016, 07:56:12 AM »

Hi Cherie,
We have 2timnehs and I often think in some ways there a different ball game to CAGs.
Your bird is a bit young to start with the hormones ,but by the sound of it its happening!!!
Cherie to save this post been massive,! please go to Parrot Diaries on this forum ,then go to Tim's Diary and then Fester's Diary .That may explain to you a lot about Timnehs and their ways  :thumbsup:
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