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Will she still bond to me?
My question is, will Mina still bond to me if she is always out with my budgie? Weekdays I take them out at the same time...sometimes weekends too.
It is very obvious that Mina feels more confident when Cozette comes to me and just generally having Cozette around, so I think seeing her trust me helps Mina. Cozette has also helped Mina with eating. So there are a lot of benefits.
But Mina isn't really bonded to me and still has a lot of anxiety being with me and although she will step up now, she will stay for a few seconds then fly back to her safe space. She does get excited when I come in the room, even when she is already with Cozette so I know it is not just in anticipation of me letting her see Cozette. So is this normal in the progression of bonding with a linnie? I haven't had to try to bond with a bird when there was another bird (for bonding) serving as direct competition. With my plet, it was just me and him. With Cozette, same thing bcz her and my plet don't really get along. Also it seems like linnies might take a little longer to warm up to people but less long to warm up to new things than my other two birds.
I want these two girls to be friends and I am very glad they get along, but I also want Mina to bond to me. So far, Cozette still loves me so I think that relationship hasn't changed much.
Any advice would be appreciated.
"Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened." ~Anatole France
Owned by & slave to: Oliver, Gemma, Cozette, & the English Budgie Crew
Last edited by 4thebirds; 10-23-2013 at 09:55 AM.