Re: Sweet Meyers turned Psycho
Posted by Cheryl on 2/27/07
On 2/26/07, christine Bass wrote:
> My Meyers parrot,Clara, has recently turned mean. I can no
> longer handle her without her biting. She(could be a he)
> has become very aggressive and I need some advice.
How old is Clara? If she is a few years old, she has
probably just become sexually mature. Please do not stop
working with her at this stage. You need to continue
handling her and enforcing the "step up" work, taking her out
of her cage for play time, etc.
Keep both wings clipped, and check them often to make sure
they remain that way. Do not give her too much freedom as
far as makign her own choices, like do not leave the cage
door open...Take her out when YOU take her out, etc...
Birds don't turn "mean", they grow up, as nature intended.