October 21st, 2010, 11:48 AM
Hi All! I am having troubles with our Macaw. My husband has been working out of town for the last 6 months and is here 1 week out of every month and 'Leebs'(the macaw) is his baby. Leebs has been really good with me and obedient up until the last few weeks. He won't step up and just wants to fight with me ;< I give him so many treats and sing & dance with him and he gets my full attention. He has a play area and large heated house outside and I bring him in when it gets dark. Lately though he goes into his house and sits way up top on the tree and I can't get him to come down so he's been sleeping in his outdoor house and I miss him. It's like he is blaming me for his daddy being away but he has been so good for 5 months prior! It's funny cause daddy lets him scream inside our house whereas I don't. I have tried to stop him from screaming until he gets outside. Have I been too hard on him? yet my husband says that Leebs is training me?? Is Leebs depressed or just plain mad at me for trying to make him behave? Help!