On 11/01/06, Debbie wrote:
> I love the DUH part cause I do that all of the time :0)HA
> Amazons can bite so hard if they want to and one time it may
> really get your husband or someone else bad so better be more
> safe than sorry. Some people dont like to clip wings and get mad
> if you suggest it but it works out great for me and my flock
> here and it really doesnt hurt the bird. They do get jealous and
> it can get serious sometimes depending on the bird. You might
> have your husband give your bird a treat it really likes that no
> one else does to help win it over a little more. Just watch the
> fingers no matter what and good luck. We just learn to work
> around problems with our birds if we can and make it safe for
> our hubbies too. :0)
> On 11/01/06, Robin wrote:
>> 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:
>>> 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,
>>> 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?
Another thing to try is have hubby read to the bird and spend some
time with her (Yikes! maybe the gray will get jealous!) I know
it's hard to find the time for everyone and everything, but a
little extra time spent may well be worth a pound of cure!
One thing I tried to get my tiel (sorry - I know this is an amazon
board) a bit used to my husband was to put a piece of cloth in her
cage that had his scent on it. We hung it in the cage with a
safety pin (might need something a bit stronger for a zon) and
she played with it. We think it worked but she just may have
gotten a bit more used to him.