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Troubled Rescue 'Too
My friend adopted a Cockatoo, we were told it was a female. Her name is Bango (or Bongo). Bango was super friendly when he got her, very vocal but not a screamer, she talks a lot and says Pretty Bird, Nice to meet you (offers her hand to shake), etc. Hello, Hi, Look at the Bird, lots of other phrases and words we can't really understand but we know she's talking. If company came over, she would talk and show off, puffing up her crest and head-banging, hanging upside-down, hopping... if the company left the room she would scream but not in a fearful way, just looking for attention.
It's been 6 months or so, and she's gotten a bit different. Bango is still a talker and acts sweet, can be handled most of the time and steps-up when asked. She gets lots of attention and has a great diet. She's the only bird in the house. She screams very loudly and very frequently, unless you're standing at her cage and talking to her. Even if you're in the same room, if you aren't looking at and talking to her, she screams. She has a nice big manzanita tree perch in the living room so she can be in with her family. She will offer to step-up and if you dont let her, the next time you approach her, she bites! She will fly off her perch onto your shoulder or lap and if you try to get her to step-up onto your hand she will bite, if you try to keep her off your head she will bite. If someone else tries to get her, she bites. She's not defending her person, she loves everyone. She is acting like she's a spoiled brat and we have no idea how to get her to stop screaming and biting. Any help?
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