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She is fine coming in and out of her cage. Her wings are Cliped and She can still fly around the house without stoping. She has never bitten me. She doesn't mind me. It's just when she sees my hands. She 1 and I'm Trying to Tame her because her mate died 2 months ago a hawk ate in infront of her. I think that's why she's so scared easy.

--  How did a hawk get to the birds?  This is a significant issue.  

As for hand taming, you need the wings trimmed enough that she won't flop to the ground if frightened, but so she cannot get lift or distance.  

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Certified Avian Specialist. For more than 30 years I've worked with veterinarians, protective facilities, nature centers, preserves and on my own in providing care and education with regard to multiple animal species, including raptors (hawks, kestrals, owls, etc) and marsupials. In recent years I've focused on parrots, usually rescued from abusive or less than ideal situations and helping educate owners as to proper care. Expert in behavior studies and modification of problem behavior.

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