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Re: Attack Amazon

Posted by Robin on 11/01/06
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    Thanks so much, I happened to think of that very thing as I
    was typing the question...(DUH...) Should have done it sooner.
    I do clip the Tiels's wings as he is a high flyer, but have
    never felt the need to clip Paco's as she usually roams on the
    floor. I did clip them tonite, and so appreciate any other
    suggestion that anyone else may have. I love my baby, and will
    do whatever to help her through this. I feel like she is
    somehow distressed by my husband's presence. Thanks for your
    advice...Well taken :-)
    On 11/01/06, Debbie wrote:
    > Hello
    > Sounds like your bird is jealous, it happens as they think
    > we are their mates.
    > I would clip its wings.
    > Sorry,,,,,,I know some people hate to do that but it really
    > helps to control them when they get like that. Watch for
    > other bird owners and make sure thats what you want to do
    > maybe they have better answers but thats what I would do to
    > save your husband. I have 10 parrots here in the house and
    > all wings are clipped for me to have more control plus to
    > keep them from going to another cage to start a fight.
    > Birdies are fine with it here.
    > Good luck,
    > Debbie
    >
    >
    > On 11/01/06, Robin wrote:
    >> Hi...I am new to this site, I have a 23 year old Female
    >> Yellow Naped Amazon that has been in my family for the
    >> entire 23 years of her life. She has only owned me for the
    >> past year and a half, but she is very attached to me, and
    >> loves me very much. I have been around birds all of my
    >> life...(4) plus years) and have an African Grey, as well
    >> as a Cockatiel all living in the same room. My
    >> Amazon...Paco-(they thought she was a boy...LOL)Has
    >> recently started attacking my husband almost every time
    >> that he comes into the room! She flies at him and just
    >> attacks his face and neck, has drawn blood and really hurt
    >> him. My husband has never been aggressive (he has the Grey
    >> and is very good with her) has never been mean and has
    >> never been threatening to Paco. What can I do to stop this
    >> behavior? I have been immediately removing her from the
    >> room and taking her back to her cage when she does this.
    >> She'll be good for about a week then she does it again.
    >> Any suggestions?
    >> Thanks!
    >> Robin