A lot of birds take awhile to get used to Birdy Buddy's or bird sleeping huts if they have not used them before. One thing to try is to use it yourself
in front of her, rub it on your face, neck, cooing and making happy sounds,
don't just lay it there like a dead canary.
After playing with it, put it on
your favorite chair where she can see it, If you are not afraid, she may soon
not be afraid either.
Some birds will allow it in their bird cage but spend time
trying to untie it, that is still interaction that may lead to to, gee, this is
nice and soft and warm.
If you are concerned about the birds warmth, have you
considered the thermo perches. They are wonderful. My own bird had one in 3
different cages, I never had to worry about his warmth, and he even used it in
you so much Catherine for this great input. I’m not worried at all about
warmth I just wanted her to have a friend to cuddle with. She’s 21 and
for the first time started feather picking.
I changed her over from her
regular Harrisons bird food to their advanced
formula and the feather picking has stopped.
She’s in there singing right
now but staying on the far side of her cage from her “Buddy” I had been
petting the Birdy Buddy and talking to it to show her there was nothing to fear
but I think she’s not quite sure what to think about it.
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