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Hello. I got my red belly parrot yesterday and named her Bella. The problem is that right now she wants to bite. I am able to pet and scratch her sometimes. The person that I bought her from has never clipped her wings and said it had to be done before I could take my baby, bella has never been in a cage until we took her, also she got my husband , my friend and I to put our hands in the air to tire her out. I held her and cuddled her and she was fine up until she got her wings clipped. This person was not very nice or gentle about clipping the wings. So what I am wondering is if Bella will get over it and come out of her shell. I really hope so because she was a sweet bird until she got her wings clipped.
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I think she's just a bit traumatized shell be nervous for a few days probably weeks until she gets used to not being able to fly. It's sad but she needs to create a bond with you before she will trust you so spend time with her don't force her out of her cage if she's uncomfortable just talk to her, read her books let her get used to you and see that your no harm n eventually she will come around and go back to her sweet self.

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Firstly you have only just gotten the bird. Some birds can take a long time to settle in and so if she does try to bite you I would give her some space and leave her to it. Also being a baby she may be testing you and seeing how you would react to being bitten (do not react! it gives them what they wanna see). And yeah I think she would be a little bit annoyed about having her wings done too. Seems like she's had a rough time recently and she might just want to relax. Remember that not every bird is the same and all birds adapt differently

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thanks for the advice. Bella is getting better with each day. She will now let me pet her and she will go on my shoulder. Still some trust to work out. I think she is a very sweet baby.
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update on bella. Omg she stepped up without bitting. I do alot of praising to her. She is so much better and is settling in great. She loves to sit with me and only me. lol. That is fine thought because she is my bird and I want her all to myself, no sharing. Happy mommy.
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lol yay im glad shes warming up to you again and i feel the same i want my baby all to myself hehe

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Congrats she is warming up... I also understand the not wanting to share affections... However I still try to get my birds to socialize with as many people as possible... If you are sick, hospitalized or on vacation it is a lot easier on your birds if they are comfortable with other people... It also is easier on other people's hands when they feed, water and chage the cage,,,lol
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Bella is doing great. I can pet her and she does not bite. She is my baby. At first I had getting troubles getting her to sit with me and now I have troubles getting her off of me. Lol. My baby does go the odd time to my husband. She is starting to warm up to my kids. I still tell my friends that she bites this way they do not hold and hog her. lol.
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thats very good to hear

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congrats. so you now have a new Senegal and a Red Belly?



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yes. we have both a senegal and a red belly and they love each other. They hang out together.
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