True or False???
Posted 29 February 2012 - 01:58 AM
Posted 29 February 2012 - 02:11 AM
When a baby parrot is hand fed it may imprint on the hand feeder and be more at ease with people than parent raised birds. But they all recognize kindness and if you are gentle with him and take it slow, you will end up with a nice companion. One of my more eager fellows is parent raised. As soon as I walk into the bird room he flies to me. When he is in the main part of my house he swoops above me and makes his way the curtain rod over the kitchen sink, then down to see what I'm doing. Lands on my head and climbs down to my shoulder.
Another one of my fellows was an aviary bird until I bought him as an adult last spring. I imagine he was parent raised but the breeder I bought him from took in a group of Eclectus with him from a needy situation a number of years ago and doesn't know his history. He was always a nice fellow but not used to handling of course. He now flies to me when I call him and will sit with me as long as I wish. He takes food from my hand and never bites. Some of my hand fed parrots do bite me. It's an individual thing, in my opinon. Different birds have different personalities and regardless if they were hand fed or parent raised, they are still who they are.
I have one parent raised girl who does not like to be held, but she will take food from me and come close when I sit by her. She likes my company but prefers not to be touched.
Good luck with this fellow! I'm sure you will do just fine together if you are patient and let him make the first move.
Posted 10 March 2012 - 05:13 PM
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