African Grey parrot attacks my dogs!
by Lisa, Lexi, and Lady
I recently got a beautiful, healthy, happy AG parrot. The former owners had no trouble with the bird and their dog. However, at my house, she viciously and mercilously attacks my German Shepherd and my Rottweiler. They are gentle souls who don't even want to look at her, much less cause her harm. She latches on to their backs and bites and flaps-- if it were a hawk and a rabbit the rabbit would be toast.
I discourage her and try to prevent it as much as possible, (and lock her up when I get them separated) but she looks for every opportunity to attack them. At my house she gets much more attention and free time than she did at her other home... I'm wondering if maybe she a) is jealous b) thinks she is protecting me? c) OR??????? Help!
OH! On a side note, I also have a mini doxie that is cheerfully obsessed with the bird, but the bird totally ignores that dog, and even interacts with her!!!