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Re: aggresive bird help please!

Posted by Jim on 2/26/06
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    On 2/26/06, Dave wrote:
    > 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
    ..
    Well said Dave.
    Strange people do keep an aggressive bird in with a gentler one
    and how terrible for the later with nowhere to "get away". I
    also believe all birds deserve their own living quarters if
    kept in a cage and one day Sharon you can expect the two to
    come out of their own cage and enjoy play and interaction
    together best of mates, and you will, as Dave said get to know
    each bird and much more safely for you, and the one who appears
    to be less aggressive (albeit you may be very surprised the
    differnce in both) becoming maybe a bit more assertive
    and the other less agressive
    All the best
    Jim