Re: Amazon Aggresive Behavior
Posted by rose on 12/16/07
On 12/10/07, Ken wrote:
> 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
Posts on this thread, including this one
- 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 .