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Old 04-28-2016, 02:06 PM
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Help with Aggressive Galah

Hey guys

I love Charlie so much and my favorite things about him so far are his intelligence (he picks up training super fast!) and when he sings and dances. He's such a clown and we are so entertained! My favorite time of day now is showering with him. He loves it! We really bond in the shower I think.

Lately though for some reason he is getting more and more aggressive. He bites, HARD, and when I say ow or no, he only looks at me or throws his head back and bites harder and doesn't let go until I move him. I've been trying to put him somewhere else and ignore him after saying no or ow while he is biting me, but he just runs back and attacks my neck or looks cute and then when I pick him back up he resumes biting. Just now he bit me all over my hand until I couldn't stay calm anymore and said no really loud, put him on the other side of the couch and then he just ran back and attacked me. I yelled ow again, which I feel bad about but it hurt like hell and I was pissed, and took him right back to his cage. He's been sitting in there for a few minutes grinding his beak and acting happy and chill. I'm over here fuming and wondering what I'm doing wrong.

Is it because he doesn't like when I try touching him?? I hate it that he's fine with me touching him and then I'll move my hand and he'll start tearing me apart. It's making me kind of timid about touching him and is putting a huge obstacle in our trust right now.

Help, please!!

Mae and Charlie


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Old 04-28-2016, 03:19 PM
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Re: Help with Aggressive Galah

Its a hormonal time a year right now with my male RB2. He acts "Funny" towards me at times and not his loving self. I am just patient and keep those times hes out short.He seems to get over it . Just be happy with what your bird is willing to give [Im sure its a hormonal thing ).
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Old 04-28-2016, 03:23 PM
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Re: Help with Aggressive Galah

Hey thanks for the reply! That HAS crossed my mind a few times for sure. Especially when I put him back after him attacking me and then he starts pushing his forehead against the cage and doing this weird, slow "Dance" thing and opens his wings very slightly... Lol. So if it is just hormonal, when will he be sweet and not be so unpredictable and mean?! Haha. Thanks again!


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Old 04-28-2016, 03:25 PM
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Also I feel bad putting him back in his cage when I'm fed up but is it really okay to do that when he's being overbearing?


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Re: Help with Aggressive Galah

Yes ,thats what I would do . They can be moody ,just go with whats right for the day. Every day can be different . Birds do change as they age.
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Old 04-28-2016, 03:31 PM
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Re: Help with Aggressive Galah

So when should the hormonal behavior pass? Also he is 13. Does it get better or worse as a bird ages? Thanks for helping


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Re: Help with Aggressive Galah

I think the males just get impossible at hormonal times
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Okay. but I'm asking when the hormonal time will be over?


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Re: Help with Aggressive Galah

It varies for each species and individual bird.
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Re: Help with Aggressive Galah

Aw man okay guess I'll just have to wait it out and see. I hope that by July he is less hormonal, because I'm taking him to the beach with me and hubby for a week. I want him to enjoy himself and have fun


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