Attacking Jenday Conure
I currently own a female Jenday Conure. She is the sweetest bird that I have ever encountered.
A couple days ago, I got a text message from a friend who was house sitting asking me if I would like another bird. It turns out that the lady for whom he is house sitting has another Jenday that she is trying to re-home. I went over there yesterday to meet the bird. As soon as I walked through the door, he fluffled up his feathers and approached the front of the cage. I was able to touch the back of his head, and when I went to put my hand underneath him to step up he drew blood out of my thumb and bruised my other finger. I closed the cage, backed away slowly and walked away.
I tried to give him another chance about 45 minutes later. This time, I approached the cage slowly, opened the front and stepped back into the middle of the room. He came out of his cage, faned his tail and his wings and then charged into flight at me beak open and went for my face.
I feel for this bird as I understand that his behavior is most likely a result of an inadequate home. He is two years old and I am unsure whether he is a lost cause or whether there is anything I could do to change his behavior if I decided to give him a home. I give my animals forever homes, so if I take this bird with me, I refuse to turn around and re-home him because "it didn't work out".