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Old 02-13-2012, 09:18 AM
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Re: at my wits end

sorry you're having problems, join our group http://www.parrotforums.com/groups/bonding-amazons.html

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Re: at my wits end

I know you and your husband may not want to, but clipping her wings would at least keep her from being able to fly over and attack you. And sometimes when their wings get clipped, they lose some of their aggression.
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Re: at my wits end

I second on wing clipping. It makes a huge difference. An avian vet will clip best and do the toe nails also. They will require an exam first
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Re: at my wits end

i know how it feels when they fly to attack you etc clipping would be good, but i think carrying the stick you use to move her about would be good as well,

as in when she attacks hold stick out, so she has 2 choices land on stick or turn away, also in doing that you are standing up to her!
if she goes for the land on stick option, have your other hand protecting your face, and feel free to tell her NO!!!

not sure when they are hormonal, nuts always biting me more when she is hormonal, over xmas, so i leave her be during them months as in have little to do with her, then like now she's a really loving (well less bitey)

also one of my tactics which seemed to work the best was increased cage time for the nut! so instead of being out all day, she was out 1hr in the am and about 2/3 hours at night, stuck to a routine, and i had results within the week, we still stick to this caging loosely, now, because when she was out of her cage all day, she use to do things like a naughty child would when bored, get told no, then she'd rebel, so maybe invest in a big cage, craigslist/ebay

and thank you for taking on this bird and putting up with its rather selfish and ungrateful behaviour! cos there's been many a moments i've seriously considered giving the nut back to my brother, but once you hit that happy medium, it becomes plain sailing an worth all the ducking
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Hope it will end up well for you and April!!
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Re: at my wits end

It's that time of the year for hormonal amazon behavior,Which is probly why she has gone back to being aggressive to you.This phase should pass and when it does,try strengthing your relationship with her. My hen gets hormonal several times a year but still tolerates my wife and kids because they all have a close relationship,the dogs on the other hand had better watch out, LOL
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