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Re: aggresive bird help please!

Posted by Dave on 2/26/06
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    On 2/26/06, Sharon wrote:
    > Hi,
    > Hoping for HELP!!! We have two DYA not sure of the sexes.
    > One of them is semi tame will step up and will tolerate
    > being petted sometimes...the other is just AGGRESIVE can't
    > get near her without her biting HARD! Tonight I got them a
    > LArge cage and was trying to get them into it well I got
    > the friendlier of the two in and she seems fine. I haven't
    > yet gotten the aggresive bird out of the old cage. My
    > question is Would it be really bad to seperate them? I
    > know they have been caged together for two years, the
    > aggresive bird seems to pick on the other also . I have
    > spoken to the original owner and he said the aggresive
    > bird has always attacked the other but he kept them caged
    > together anyway?? Please help I don't want to keep them
    > seperated if it will cause them emotional stress but I
    > wouldn't mind keeping them apart since the friendlier one
    > will be easier to handle if I didn't have to dodge the
    > other./

    Your best bet is to separate them so that you can have a
    chance to create a better relationship with the more
    aggressive bird. Large parrots need their own cage. If those
    two birds are kept together, it's a sure thing that the very
    aggressive bird will only get more aggressive and the less
    aggressive bird will get hurt. It's too bad the other owner
    kept them together but now's the time to correct any big
    mistakes that were made in the past. Don't worry about them
    being apart. Actually, both will benefit from that plus you
    and your hand will make out alright. Separating them will
    allow you to address each bird's personality and it'll help
    you to understand those personalities. No two parrots have
    the same personality and so, should be kept apart. Separation
    will calm each one down. Also,if any hormonal problems have
    kicked in, it's even more important to separate them. They
    each need their own home-----Dave