aggressive parakeet

by Dani
(Bethlehe, PA )

I have a super sweet 3 month old american budgie. In the past couple of weeks, he has gotten an attitude. The weird thing is that you never know when his "mood" is going to come. 90% of the time he's NOT aggressive. The kids come home from school, and he begs to come out and be held. The girls let him on their shoulder but 5 minutes later he starts attacking them by biting hard enough to leave marks on the cheek or shoulder for no apparent reason.

It seems to help when he's lower than the person holding him. The girls are always afraid he's going to bite. It's very obvious that he's not afraid, but rather dominance aggression. He's allowed a lot of freedom out of his cage, it seems like he's making his own rules! We need to know how to react to the biting so he stops this behavior! Thank you!

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Nov 21, 2011
aggressive parakeet
by: Tracie

I am so sorry this did not get answered, our software has been messed up and not all the questions and answers came through.

Do not allow the budgie on their shoulder, keep him on their lap or on a perch next to them that is lower for now.

We have some training materials that might help you on our Parrot Training page that I suggest you read. These birds are smart, and very trainable if you are spending time with them every day.

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