Anonymous said: I love my cockatiel! Since I love her so much, I have had to give up one of my favorite things: nail polish. When I got her four years ago would always wear nail polish and it never bothered her, but I ended up becoming lazy about doing my nails and went a long time without doing them. Now every time I try and do my nails she is scared of my fingers and will not perch on my hand! I removed the polish because I love her but I would love to be able to paint my nails again. Any ideas to solve this?
Hmm. The only thing I can think of is to maybe slowly reintroduce her to it. Perhaps start off by painting just one nail and interacting with her and slowly progress until they are all painted. It’ll look a bit silly, but it should work.
I have had this problem for the past decade! Here is what has helped the most for me:
Avoid wearing very bright colors that they would naturally find alarming, like bright reds or neon pinks
Try different colors; I have been surprised by what bothers them and what doesn’t.
Try a matte topcoat! When I tried matte polish, my birds really didn’t even notice my nails at all anymore. I guess they’re not scary if they are not shiny?
They seemed to get over it more recently since I have been wearing polish more consistently over the past two years
Another thing: all four of my tiels react differently to colors and textures on my nails. What doesn’t bother one bird will irritate another. Also, my sister’s birds don’t give a crap about ANY color she wears, but mine are sensitive and opinionated! It’s funny.
Anonymous said: do you know what satire is? or humor? the yolo post was not serious, it was a joke
Yay my first anon hate! I’ve arrived!