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Freak out about nail polish?

Ok, I'm so confused I don't even know where to start.
I don't usually wear nail polish and today I put on a nice shade of screaming red. I have a party to go to tomorrow and thought I'd get spiffied up. I went to say goodnight to my babies and Sparkle freaked out! And when I say freaked out I mean it! She usually jumps up to the cage door and burries herself in my hands and just wants to be petted and kissed. She started flying around the cage like a possesed bird, climbing, flying and just spazzing out. Then she flew out of the cage and wouldn't come near me! Tried to get her to step up and she just kept going nuts! Tried to show her and talk to er nicely that it's just me and all is good, played with my nails but to no avail. She looked at me and stared but I couldn't even get close to her. Tried covering my nails, still no way she was getting close. Finally had to turn lights off and get her back in the cage. Tried treats, talking, hand just outside the cage so she could observe... Still freaked. Wth is wrong with her? How can I fix it?

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She's scared, remove the polish.. My birds are the same unless I use paler colors.
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Mine won't come near me when I've done my nails take it off and it will be like nothing happened

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Yup same with me.. Anything but pastel blue and ice freaks out!!

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I painted my nails once and Apple hated it. Would not come near me at all, ran away in
what seemed to be complete fear of my hands. So I just don't paint my nails.

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I can use paler colors or pinks and purply even sparkles... And mine don't mind French tips... Which I love!
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I wish Goober would just be scared... She goes mad and attacks my hands!

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I don't wear nail varnish--it's not my thing. I'm wondering if it's anything to do with your hands being looked more like a predator bird claws, e.g a eagle's claws? When I see women with dark colored nails I often think they could scratch my eyes out with those claws .

To fix it I'd say start all over again, remove the nail polish and start the friendship again like from the beginning when you both met. In the past I have forced some of my birds to get used to things quick and it has never worked. I know now it's me that needed to learn not to do what the bird doesn't like and not the bird that need learn from me.

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