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Re: aggressive behaviour

Posted by Elizabeth on 3/15/06
(6) Comments

    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?