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Re: Protective Conure

Posted by Elaine on 10/10/06
(6) Comments

    On 10/10/06, Jo-Ann wrote:
    > On 10/10/06, Elaine wrote:
    >> Help. Our little Lola is so protective of us, she is
    >> attacking people. She flies on to their shoulder and
    >> bites right in the jugular. She particulary goes after
    >> anyone she feels is a threat to our children. (Like other
    >> children.) We put her in her cage,obviously if we are
    >> expecting guests. However, I was just wondering if we will
    >> ever be able to have her out with other people over. And,
    >> I don't believe in clipping birds' wings. (So, I guess I
    >> answered by own question.) I was just wondering if anyone
    >> else has experienced this.
    > Hi Elaine - fortunately I don't have this problem. But...
    > how old is your bird? How long have you had her?
    > I'm NOT an expert, but I would work on socailizing her with
    > others. You may need to clip her wings (don't worry, they
    > grow back!) to calm her down a bit.
    > Anyone else with ideas?

    Hi Jo-Ann...Thanks for the response, and yes I have thought
    about clipping her wings, I know it would deflate her ego a
    bit, but I just don't have the heart. We have had Lola since
    she was 2 months old, and she is now 1 and a half. We noticed
    her starting this behavior when she was about a year old. My
    husband travels a lot, and when he has been gone an extended
    amount of time, she has sized him up and attacked him twice!
    I told him at least he didn't have to worry about me having
    strange men in the house when he's gone. Ha Ha