I have a pair of Parakeets named Eleanor and Sherman and they drive me crazy. They are the most skittish and flighty birds that I have ever seen! When I purchased them, the pet store people said that than can be "hand trained" fairly easily. I am not interested so much in "hand taming" them, but I can't so much as walk past their cage with out them going into a panic! They fall off their perches, flop around the bottom of the cage and stress themselves out if we go any where near the cage. We don't do anything to purposely scare them, we don't torment or tease them, but would love for them to just chill out a little bit. Every time they go crazy they send tiny feathers, bird dander and seed flying and act as if they are going to have a heart attack. I've tried keeping them in the living room so they are around the family hoping they would get used to the activity, and I've also tried keeping them in a bedroom that is more quiet and has less activity but nothing works.
Does anybody have any clue as to how to get these two birds to calm themselves down? LOL I feel bad for them, they seem stressed all the time, but I can't stand that they are so fearful.
I have always had birds, and also currently own an African Grey but these two parakeets are the ridiculous!
Answer by But_Mommie at 4:38 PM on May. 15, 2013
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