In Reply to: New Conure posted by Miranda on February 21, 2012 at 22:37:56:
: I just brought home a new conure a few days ago. "She" is 9 months old and has spent the psst two months (that I know of) in a pet store in a large glass cage where I am sure many people have tapped or banged on the glass and frightened her. At the store they said that she wasn't very sociable, but I figured that it was because she didn't have enough one on one human attention. I did get to hold her there for a few minutes and she was extremely frightened at first and kept trying to get away. Eventually she relaxed a little bit. Now I cant even replace her food and water in her cage with out her freaking out and getting nervous. Never mind trying to touch her. So i guess my question is, is she too old and has been through too much stress already to gain trust in me? Or is there a way I can work with her to calm down and relax and eventually be playful? I've tried giving her fruits and treats and she hides behind her bed or tries to bite me. She doesn't even seem interested in any of her toys. HELP!!
Hi have you tried leaving her alone for a couple of days to let her adjust to her surroundings. You should also be feeding her what they fed her for several days so she has something familiar. Once she adjust for a couple of days then you can try to really work with her, but don't forget to talk to her in a pleasent voice often so she gets used to you. Consistency is key.
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