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Old 01-04-2019, 06:52 PM
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Re: Horrible, Sudden Aggression in Green Cheek Conure

It doesn't make sense to you.....it makes perfect sense to her..you need to look at this as miscommunication between to intelligent beings from different worlds
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Old 01-04-2019, 07:01 PM
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Re: Horrible, Sudden Aggression in Green Cheek Conure

You can read tips on bonding thread to, I can't link threads , lol I'm challenged.. but do a search we have a bazillion threads on biting. I would work on trust , I would take things slow Everytime you work with her and have her out, I would maybe journal the bites and your idea of the reason. I might rethink her sleep cycle, just because she isn't uncovered till the middle of the day, doesn't mean she isn't awake as soon as morning sounds start, I don't know if you can go ahead and get up earlier so you have time with her before you leave, and let her go to bed earlier, birds like to ride with the sun and go to bed when it's dark. Some birds can handle having their hours switched better than others.....
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Old 01-04-2019, 07:15 PM
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Re: Horrible, Sudden Aggression in Green Cheek Conure

Alright, I'll research more and try to figure something out. I'll update if anything happens or if it just continues.
And her schedule is pulling the covers up at 11am or 12pm and then go to sleep at 9pm or 10pm. Shouldn't be that complicated or confusing.
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Old 01-04-2019, 07:35 PM
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Re: Horrible, Sudden Aggression in Green Cheek Conure

I'm not confused. But your bird could be. I can tell you when the house gets up, she does too, and then she is just left covered, very frustrating to her probably. Most bird to best when uncovered and greeted abd have breakfast when everyone else does, then asleep covered at seven or eight. What room is cage in? Birds like to great the day, and know the flock all survived the night. That first interaction in the morning with their people is very important. If you get up before noon then spend time with your bird, if it means you have to make sacrifices and get up earlier then do that, your bird is t there for your convenience. We call them Fids for a reason they are feathered kids, as intelligent and demanding as a toddler, you as the adult or near adult have to make your life work around theirs. Your decisions have to take them into account, they are not like dogs or cats.... Most of us don't recommend getting a parrot until you have your own home situation and you have a job and are settled because parrots are like adopting a child , behavior problems develop when their needs aren't getting met. You can also look into foraging ideas, and things that get her more envolved, GCC like to untie knots, like to shred paperback books , you can thread through cage or leave inside. Best of luck to you, stick around read and join other threads. Hopefully others will give you more advice and different takes.
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Re: Horrible, Sudden Aggression in Green Cheek Conure

Okay, I'll figure something out with her schedule and change it up a bit. She's in my room as my mother likes to keep candles up or use room fresheners in the living room when I'm not around. Thank you for the help though! Hope it helps.
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Old 01-04-2019, 08:06 PM
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Re: Horrible, Sudden Aggression in Green Cheek Conure

Silver hybrid, it makes me so happy to read how open you are to finding answeres, and working toward improvement and solutions! The trouble with parents is you can't tell them what to do! But I think we are narrowing down the problem. You need to talk with your family. The best place for your parrot is in the family room with the view out the best biggest window, where they can see and be part of the action. You can set up a second sleeping cage and PlayStation in your room, so that when you get home , if you spend all your time in your room you can bring her in there with you. Talk to your mom about the very real dangers of room freshener s and ask if she can make some sacrifices with you. You as her person should be the first thing she sees in the morning, and the last at night. I think with these changes you will see big improvement.
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Old 01-04-2019, 08:19 PM
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Re: Horrible, Sudden Aggression in Green Cheek Conure

Of course! I want my parrot to have the best life she could ever have!
Unfortunately though, I can't keep her in the family/living room. Aside from the candles and stuff, my mother sleeps in there as the place we live in only has 2 bedrooms (one for me and one for my older sibling). She also wakes up at around 6am, occasionally sooner than that and I know that would mess with Navi a lot.
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Old 01-04-2019, 08:22 PM
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Re: Horrible, Sudden Aggression in Green Cheek Conure

Dang! Well you can still be the first one she sees, it really is important.
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Re: Horrible, Sudden Aggression in Green Cheek Conure

Wow, you guys have been busy...searching for answers etc.etc (sorry for conking out, I am on the 'wrong side of the planet' sometimes).

Yup- not being able to call the shots when it comes to how everybody should be treating your pet is quite a challenge.

So, parrots and parents alike respond to positive experiences and bribes.
Try to get your family on board when it comes to the shunning (turning your back on the bird, ignoring it, not taking peeks to see if she is sorry- at all! for 30 secs up to 3 minutes). Once your birdy is a bit nicer she will automatically be more welcome in everybodies life.
So it really would help if it was a family project, but even if you have to start this on your own...you can do it!

Overhere lots and lots of kids get a canarie/ tiel/ budgie to teach them about responsabilities etc. (the birds are dead cheap here, they are usually given for free to familymembers, friends etc.) -- and a lot of parents end up in totall shock when they discover a parrot is not like a hamster: just stick it in a cage in the kids bedroom, make sure it gets food and water& gets cleaned and it will be fine.
So you are not the only one this kind of thing is happening to.

Actually you are quite brilliant in finding your way here.


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You mentioned "why is she flying to me and still biting"?
Well. that is easy: she really, really loves you, you are family...the bites are just to show you who is boss and maybe tell you something is scaring her/ challenging her / not to her liking/ or she want you to so something for her.
That is where you have a grip on things.

Every single bite is a great opportunity to practise the "no biting".
And yes, in the beginning it is vital you really adress each and every one... this will be a bore!

(LOL, I am still explaining this to my macaw- we have been at it for 11 months now. And in the beginning it seemed she would be a bitey b!tch forever, I went through bandaids like crazy and it was *very* depressing/demotivating .. but very slowly she started to come around. She is far from perfect -> she broke skin again yesterday=evening, but I kept her up waaaay past her bedtime and I knew she would be cranky about that-> they really react like little kids!, so that one is on me ...)

You are still in the getting to know each other really, really well phase (learning to read birdbodylanguage is like learning any foreign language: it takes time and a lot of practice)- There is a great sticky about amazon-body-language here, of course in every birdspecies there are (huge/small) differences, but it gives you great pointers what to look out for.
Once you learn the signals / speach of the bird you can usually see a bite coming and distract her/ prevent the bite/ learn what things really are an issue.

The fun thing is- just like with very scared dogs: once they have a "strong boss" they can stop panicking, because there is someone there who has their back.
A parrot that knows it has a flock is a happy, protected-feeling bird.
If you teach the bird to follow your lead ...a lot of 'scary things' are no longer so scary.

If you are not acting scared...there is no reason to be scared-> Life is that simple sometimes

Anyway- just teach your bird that 'biting is not the answer' and that you will listen if she communicates in a different way, like a civilized birdy and you guys will do great together.

so
building trust- sticky
amazon-bodylanguage sticky
the biting- sticky

for starters

You can do this!

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