Hi ya all
Bit of a noval Soz
Me and my partner re-homed an orange winged amazon about 8 weeks ago, i was at first looking for a baby but when i see how bad this bird had been looked after i had to give her a chance for a better life.
The previous owner told me that she hadnt come out of her cage for a year, looking at how she was i would say that it was longer.
Her cage was vile, didnt look like it had been cleaned at all, only on the day we went to see her, and belive me that was just an empty of the catch tray.
At first arnie wouldnt come near me or my gf, even with treats or just standing close made her squark and want to take your hand off with a good bite. And even with the cage door open all day she would just site at the back.
The only thing she would do is, when the door was shut she would hang from the top of the cage and swing her head or hold on to the side of the cage and do what i called chin-ups,(hence the name Arnie, which started as a nick name). I call her a girl but not really sure.
She has really come out of her self now, compaired to how she used to be anyway. She Still dont like my gf at the mo, but am still trying to work on that,
i think it might be because of the previous owners, as the lady their was clear that she didnt like birds that fly and was scared when they did..... Birds that FLY,,,,,, THATS WHAT THEY DO........ and wouldnt be suprised if she had had a swip at arnie at some time.
Any way, Arnie is now letting me scratch her head, in fact she comes over to me when i stand next to her cage and pushes against my hand for a head scratch. She has flown to me a few times across the room and landed on my head or arm and on the odd occasion on my back.
She has had to get practice in flying again and has had some crash landings as well. The fist few flights she had , i just dont think she had the muscle strengh to fly properly.
Arnie still dont play much at the mo, as in with her toys she dont seem to no what to do with them, I did try her last night with a paper ball and i was dropping it through the hoop that holds one of her food bowls to try and make a game out of it, she did respond to it but im not sure if she was playing or attacking it lol.
Her cage is pretty much left open all day, as long as someone is here, and i work from home so its most of the time but she still seems to like being in the cage rather than out, untill it gets to night time then she out and about.
Anyway think ive bored you all , lol
Heres a couple of pics of Arnie