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Re: HELP!!!!!!!! My conure hates men!

Posted by Misty on 11/23/06
(4) Comments

    Baby does have her wings clipped. But nothing seems to help. I
    have no idea where her behavior came from. I do know that she
    has disliked men since before we got her. (Not really sure of
    the sex, so we call her a she) She would attack the male staff
    at the pet store, or any men that came to look at purchasing
    her. She will let females near her, but if a male gets near
    her, me, or my daughters, she goes nuts. I'm wondering if this
    is normal behavior or if maybe it's a sign that she's been
    traumatized by a man before. Also if there is a way to help
    stop the behavior.

    On 11/22/06, Debbie wrote:
    > I know what you are talking about because my male Green
    > Cheek (3 years old)doesnt like my husband or our oldest son
    > or really too many other people either and I hand raised
    > mine.
    > I also have an YN amazon that I adopted that doesnt care for
    > females for some reason I will never know but she does like
    > men. I have had her for 3 years and she is a lot better and
    > doesnt even try to bite me like she did but I dont handle
    > her as much (not to be mean I still give her lots of
    > attention like the other birds here but she just didnt know
    > how to control herself if that makes sense.....the more I
    > handled her the more I would get the bloody bites to the
    > bone but this last year has been so much better and she
    > seems more content this way too plus I do love no more bites
    > I can say for a fact but I still watch her :0)
    > but once they do pick a man or woman I dont know if they do
    > change to like the other gender. I hope other will post on
    > this as well but for now I am kinda in the same boat as you
    > are so dont feel alone. I do have other birds here in the
    > house and outside too so its not a big deal here but it
    > would be hard if that is your only bird I'm sure.
    > Its just not fair to your husband I know...maybe they are
    > jealous of us because we are their mates. I did buy my male
    > a female this year but he doesnt even like my husband going
    > around her either....its just never boring here I can say!!
    > HA HA
    > I didnt ask if your birds wings are clipped or not but all
    > of my birds here are for me to have a little more control
    > and to keep them from going on to another birds cage where
    > trouble might start PLUS the guys can out run them if ever
    > need be :0)
    > Knock on wood things are good and that hasnt happened.
    > Hope this helps a little but maybe other will give some
    > better ideas that will help both of us too.
    > Good luck
    > Debbie
    > On 11/22/06, Misty wrote:
    >> I have had my beautiful Green Cheecked Conure for a little
    >> over a year now. In the entire time that we have had her
    >> she has refused to let my husband, son, or any other male
    >> near her. The pet store we got her from had the same
    >> problem. How can I get my "Baby" to let men near her?