any tips on how to stop my mini hanns macaw squaking when anyone comes to my house?

by sharron
(blackburn.lancashire)

ive got a mini hanns macaw,its started squaking non stop if any visitors come to my house.....any ideas how to get it to stop?
it also squaks if anyone is in the kitchen preparing food,or sitting at the table eating !!!
it used to be all for me,and suddenly it starts attacking me if i go near it and trying to bite me also......its all for my partner now,he can do anything with it and its so loving towards him.....
im just a little upset about this as i spend all my time with it etc and it just seems to hate me....any ideas will be gratefully appreciated,,,thanks a ot....sharron x

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Jun 17, 2011
any tips on how to stop my mini hanns macaw squaking when anyone comes to my house?
by: Linda

Sharron, sorry to hear about your problems with the little Hahn's Macaw.

If your bird is a bit older, she may be a she and is bonding with your partner which happens in the parrot world. Sexually mature males bond with the females in household and sexually mature hens bond with dominant male in household. This does not mean she cannot be a great pet for both of you, it just means some work needs to be done on both your parts.

First and foremost, take her to an Avian Vet for a thorough exam to rule out a physical cause for this behavior. Anytime a bird starts up with a different, possibly bad type of behavior, it is a warning bell that something can be physically wrong like an infection or other physical problem.

Once Avian Vet either clears her or gives her meds to clear up infection, check out some of the training materials on this site which are geared toward helping to make our parrots good birdy citizens. Parrot Training page

Please get her to avian vet as quickly as you can because this can be the beginning of a bad infection which is making her uncomfortable, and sick birds do not respond to training until the problem(s) has been taken care of.

Let us know what avian vet has to say, and how things are going when you can and thanks for writing,

Linda

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