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Post: Amazon Aggresive Behavior

Posted by Ken on 12/10/07

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    We got an "Yellow Fronted" Amazon Parrot from a deceased
    relative, and we believe the bird, Scooter, is about 20
    years of age. We are unaware of the sex, and we dont want
    to pay for a costly and painful surgery to find out what
    sex it is. Anyway, I'm 16 years old, and I seem to have
    bonded with the parrot so far. We've had Scooter for about
    2 weeks, and he still doesnt like to be touched. When I
    went to put his newly changed food back, I was shocked, he
    lunged and bit me without giving any warning, sunk his
    beak into my knuckle and would not let go. I pulled, just
    trying to get my hand free, staying calm because I know
    that can freak out a bird, and got my knuckle back. I
    washed it out and bandaged it, and put on this glove we
    have. It's a chainmail glove that my dad brought from
    work, Scooter can't bite through it. When I went to put
    the food back this time, Scooter would growl, tense up,
    pick up her foot, and lean on the other. The downside is
    that the spot for his food is in the back of his cage,
    leaving open my uncovered arm, full of nice veins he can
    bite. I put the food on his door and called it quits for
    now, I'll try later, I guess the purpose of this is,
    should I take a different approach? This may help in the
    future, because we just bought a new cage with play area
    on top, so I want to know how should I go about "bonding"
    with Scooter again and gain his trust back? Please post
    hear or email me at [email protected], Thanks in advance

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  • Amazon Aggresive Behavior, 12/10/07, by Ken.
  • Re: Amazon Aggresive Behavior, 12/10/07, by Bird Mom.
  • Re: Amazon Aggresive Behavior, 12/11/07, by AJS.
  • Re: Amazon Aggresive Behavior, 12/11/07, by lena.
  • Re: Amazon Aggresive Behavior, 12/16/07, by rose.
  • Re: Amazon Aggresive Behavior, 9/30/08, by dolores .
  • Re: Amazon Aggresive Behavior, 10/01/08, by dolores .