Back in February there was discussion about a bird that reacted to a person wearing glasses. I was smug enough to say that I "just" don't wear my glasses around Fancy and therefore don't get bitten. W-R-O-N-G! I am sporting quite a bite (pic coming for the folder as soon as I find my camera). An ABA topic was started by that caregiver but didn't get far so I have nothing to pull from.
Fancy and I have been clicker training (doing well, she's getting really good at catch/toss, basketball and other games) and I've been using beginner ABA for step-up, transfers, showers, cage-return, etc. We have been getting along swimmingly!
Back to my theory on glasses: Fancy will see me wear my glasses and for the rest of the day will strike out at me or attempt to bite. Her body language is very clear (narrowing of feathers - pinning, slight hissing at me with her crest up). When she first moved in I did not know her body language and was bitten or chased; since then I have been able to avoid her when I know she has seen me w/my glasses on - which doesn't happen often as I'm more cautious about this. I never thought an attack would happen if she only saw the glasses sitting on a table; until today.
I am at a loss and would like help, please, to work this one through.
- How can I help Fancy to allow me to wear my glasses?
- Her favorite food/treat is sunflower seeds, peas, toast with Peanut Butter, pumpkin seeds.
Do note that hubby can wear the same pair of glasses and she does not react the same way. We thought if she saw him wearing them she would no longer care!
In addition to the above, when I know she has seen me in my glasses, I have spent time sitting next to her (she in her cage) and I talk to her, sing, feed her an a occasional treat. I also do the walk by/drop treat. There has been no change.
Your advice is appreciated.
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