Taming Of The Amazon

The newest addition to our family is coming along quite well.  She really is a sweet and well behaved bird. The people at Bird Fever were amazed at how sweet she is.

The two of us get along fine...well until Mark walks in the room. She was bonded with the guy at her last home and has bonded with Mark.  She literally swoons when he walks in the room.  Of course that means she is jealous of me.  Last Saturday she flipped out when I woke him up for breakfast. She will bite at me if he is near.  We will go from cuddles and head scratches to me being the source of all evil as soon as he enters the room.

We are working on this, but it is a process. I am not sure of all of her past, but I think a female has hit her (not in her last home) and that is part of the issue.

Last night, Mark worked his second job.  Monday I let her stay up until he got home (as I wasn't home until late too), but last night he was going to be a bit later.  After a great night (head scratches, playing, treats, she even went back in her cage without a fight), everything went to hell at her bed time.  As soon as I started to cover her, she started charging at me through the cage.  Most nights, she loves bed time. Last night, I was the worst person ever for putting her to bed. She was mad because I was putting her to bed before "her man" returned. This morning, she was still grouchy about it, but I was able to get a head scratch in before leaving.

I am hoping we can get past this phase before quarantine is over. We go to the vet on 3/29 and if she gets a clean bill of health, it will be time to move her to the living room. At that point both of us will be there when she is out instead of me being there the whole time, and him stopping in just before her bed time. Maybe not having her in our room will help too.

I think she gets that I am the food person, and the treat person. The more time I spend with her one on one, the better things get.  Until then, we will keep praising the good behavior and punishing the bad..and keeping band aids and neosporin near by for the times she isn't playing or I don't move my hand quickly enough.


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