Re: Angry at My Amazon
Posted by Stacy W. on 2/07/07
The behavior you describe is typical of Amazons but usually
much later -- typically around the time they discover
sexuality. The first time this biting stuff happened to me --
I instinctively grabbed the bird around the neck (with my
thumb and index fingers, very loosely without any pressure).
The wings were not clipped and my bird flew for a few seconds
with my "finger ring" around the neck. We made eye to eye
contact and we were both in shock (me thinks) -- Anyways -- I
pulled my hand away after about a second or two -- It has
never happened again.
On 2/07/07, Barb wrote:
> I had 3 parrots, now 4, a 9 month old Blue Front that I've
> had for 5 months. This 4th parrot is MY FIRST Amazon. I
> have treated her very nicely but I really hate some of her
> nasty behavior. I am looking for advice on what to do. She
> is outside a lot on her big perch. For whatever reason, she
> seems to get in bad (very nasty) moods. I will simply give
> the step up command, and she goes hard for my finger or
> hand. Other times she is perfectly fine. I am not sure
> what to do when she attacks my hand. I don't want to act
> scared as it will only make her more aggressive. I talk to
> her trying to be close and gently yet firm and she goes for
> my face. I believe she would bloody my face if allowed. I
> hate this behavior and I get angry. I don't understand the
> behavior and I don't like a bird who tries to bite
> especially while still less than a year old. In
> desperation, I have resorted to bumping her large perch in a
> way that knocks her off. Then she is very willing to let me
> put her on my finger from the ground. It works but it's no
> way to live. Can anyone offer suggestions on how to have a
> loving relationship with this type of bird?
Posts on this thread, including this one
- Angry at My Amazon, 2/07/07, by Barb.
- Re: Angry at My Amazon, 2/07/07, by Stacy W..
- Re: Angry at My Amazon, 2/07/07, by ed.
- Re: Angry at My Amazon, 2/07/07, by Macaw Mama.
- Re: Angry at My Amazon, 2/08/07, by KittyJ.
- Re: Angry at My Amazon, 2/08/07, by Macaw Mama.
- Re: Angry at My Amazon, 2/08/07, by Jo-Ann.
- Re: Angry at My Amazon, 2/10/07, by Hans.
- Re: Angry at My Amazon, 2/14/07, by KittyJ.