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?