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Old 05-13-2019, 08:24 PM
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Re: Bird Puberty

Does he normally allow you to preen his pin feathers? If he is molting and has 'new' pinnies growing, that could account for the increased aggressiveness. Molting is a very stressful time for a bird (much like 'teething' for babies) and often creates a 'grouchy' mood. The pinnies are VERY sensitive and so they don't like being touched until after they have fully grown in and are ready to be 'opened'. It could also be hormones or puberty or a combination of all of the above. Perhaps others may have more in depth advice.
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