please help our quaker won't come near me only to bite me
Posted 28 July 2010 - 12:59 AM
we got her 2 mths ago as the family that had her there little boy had a allergy to her feathers when we went to get her she came to me no problem but since she got home with us she won't allow me to stroke her or touch her she has bitten my arms face and neck brused and drew blood i have tryed very hard to get her confidance but had no luck my hubby and my son can do anything with her but me i can be in the kitchen she will fly to me land on my shoulder and bite my face then fly of after drawing blood please can some one advise me what i can do i love her so much but it upsets me when i am unable to touch her
Posted 28 July 2010 - 01:15 AM
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Posted 28 July 2010 - 01:16 AM
I'd keep working with her slowly. Don't push her to do things you don't like, maybe work with her from the cage.
Have you tried clicker training? It's a great way to build trust!
Sometimes it happens though, so don't feel discouraged! Do you know who primarily worked with her in her old home?
Since she is flying to attack, I'd clip her, but don't do it yourself cause that might make her hate you more!
Posted 28 July 2010 - 02:19 AM
I'd try target training her with her safely in her cage. Did you condition the clicker? It will take some time but don't give up =)
Not assuming you did, but you did anything that might have been unpleasant to her? Or was she like that from day 1?
Posted 28 July 2010 - 01:02 PM
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Posted 29 July 2010 - 05:33 PM
i have tryed using the clicker but she won't entertain me trying to clicker train her
no i have done nothing to her at all she will take things from me no problem but then bite me
she is such a lovely bird i really want us to be friends im not afraid of her just upset that she dosnet trust me
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