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Aggressive parakeet, around 9-10 months old #430951
11/14/16 04:02 AM
11/14/16 04:02 AM
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SABD Offline OP
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Hi everyone,

So I recently recieved a parakeet as a present after graduation. In June she was 4 months and now she's approximately 9-10 months. When I first got her, she was very scared, and I tried to make her very comfortable. I never was able to get her to be 100% comfortable however she would go on my finger, and she'd be comfortable coming out of the cage. But she would run around the cage a bit. However in October, she started viciously biting everyone who there hand in the cage. However she had never bit anyone before, so we thought maybe she was in a breeding season. We could not take her out of the cage. Sometimes we would be able to get her out on a stick and when we put her on her perch outside the cage, she would jolt forward to bite. When she started biting, we would tap her nose (really lightly) so we could try to show her she was wrong. Soon after reading more parakeet care websites I learned that she would retaliate and she has been ever since. However more than 6-weeks later she is still biting and defensive and I don't know how to get her to be comfortable with me. She refuses to come out of the cage, even if we leave the door open for her to play and explore. I really want to tame her. Does anyone have any advice on how to work with a parakeet who is passed the stage of being easily "impressionable"? I really want a happy budgie who loves being around us.

Thanks for any help!

Last edited by SABD; 11/14/16 05:09 AM.
Re: Aggressive parakeet, around 9-10 months old [Re: SABD] #430963
11/18/16 04:50 AM
11/18/16 04:50 AM
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It is true that hormones can play a part, but that should be a phase a parakeet grows out of.

If she is still that upset I would look into the overall situation. It could very much be that something is bothering her. Is the cage protected so that there is a blanket on the back so she doesn't feel exposed? Is there quiet, dark time for at least eight hours at night? During the day is there soft music or noise so she's not afraid of being abandoned and silent?

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