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Posted 5/10/2012 11:46:55 AM


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History on Batman my sun conure. I had been "visiting"  a sun and green cheek conure at a pet store while buying things for my one green cheek and two caiques. While I has out of town for a couple of weeks my husband surprised me and bought both of them. They were both about six months old. He put them in a cage togeather. When I got home I tried to seperate them. NO WAY. This was two years ago. We moved from Texas to Arkansas in Novemeber. Before the move PeeWee (the green cheek) didn't trust me and now he loves to be cuddled. Batman (the sun) was always a cuddler. After the move Batman will hardly let me touch him. I have taken him to an avian vet to make sure he wasn't sick or injured. He's fine. So this is emotional. How do I regain his trust? By the way I'm retired so they are around me all day.


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Posted 5/10/2012 1:41:53 PM


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Look into clicker training. Contrary to popular belief, it's not just about teachign your bird "cool tricks"! It is based on the idea of using positive encounters with you AND the bird. What may be positive for you may not be positive for the bird, so the goal is to make each encounter with your bird a positive thing for him or her. It's also a great way to learn how to communicate with them and learn to better understand them.

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Posted 5/29/2012 5:06:11 PM


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It might be that it is breeding season and his hormones are acting up because of that.... Or he just may not be in the right environment that he perfers... where do you keep him and how long have yall been in your new home?

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Posted 5/30/2012 8:46:15 AM


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Hello. Just a thought. Are you sure your sunny's a male?

Sounds a lot more like a females attitude to a human female.

If I'm wrong maybe a spot of Bird Bonding will help.

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Posted 5/30/2012 10:29:03 AM


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Yeah, i agree with Monica i would start clicker training. I would start out by offering favorite treats and then use the clicker when your bird excepts the treat, then he will learn the cue of the clicker. Once you are able to get your sun out i would also make sure to give this bird alone time with you, with out your other bird, so the two of you stay bonded. It sounds like of like your sun conure could be bonding to your other bird.

Another thing is that is your bird sexually mature now? This could also be part of the problem. I had a sun conure that was very hard to handle unless her wings were clipped once she got older. Every time her wings grew out, she became aggressive and hard to handle.

One last thought is what kind of room do you have your birds in? i would try to make this room be as similar to your birds old room. It could even be something sitting in the room that your bird does not like, so there for he will not come out.



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