Thanks! I have been just bringing him out and treating him,
then putting him back. He had had full run of the hous, but I
closed the cage and open it for an hour or so in the quiet
part of the evening. I read that I shouldn't have handled him
at eye level, but lower so he has to look up. I also stop
holding him when he does his little "dance". He seems more
content. Thanks fr you
advice! On 3/15/06,
> probobly both, more breeding season but add in the being
> displaced by some new critters (not that he is but he could
> be jealous). Try to make sure you are not encouraging
> breeding behavior - no happy huts, dark spots, don't rub
> abdomins etc. Also make sure your bird is sleeping enough
> AND make sure artifical lights are not extending his day.
> This will encourage breeding desires.
> Other than that try to watch for his moods- take him out for
> shorter periods more often and make sure you end on a good
> note. Even if you take him out for 15 min (throughout the
> day and afternoon etc), and then put him back before he
> becomes overstimulated it is better to do that and re-
> enforce good behaviors than to take him out longer less
> often and help to establish bad ones.
> When he bites - DO NOT shrick, say NO firmly, don't yell at
> all and make an :-( face, not hard as your hand hurts. Birds
> can tell alot by facial expressions. Make sure you reward
> him with his good behavior as much as possible.
> Have a nice night!
> On 3/13/06, Robin wrote:
>> HELP! I'm trying to understand why my BH Pionus has
>> become aggressive. He has always had his "moments"(don't
>> we all), but in the last two weeks it's been worse. He
>> offers to feed me and does his little "dance" which I
>> discourage by putting him back on his tree. He squawks
>> alot more of late also. We have acquired two new puppies
>> and I know this is part of the problem(we have always had
>> a dog in the house with him before, and the new pups don't
>> really come in contact with him, but I know he knows they
>> are new and there will be an adjustment period.) I wonder
>> about whether or not there is a mating season or something
>> that could be adding to his angst. He got me in the hand
>> and nose HARD. Any advice?