Black Cap Conure gone MEAN!
A few months ago my boyfriend Patrick and I received two conures from a lady we had met at a near by PetCo. She said that she didn't have enough time for them anymore and wanted to give them away. So we took their 4 year old female Green Cheek Conure named Razz, and their 14 year old male Black Cap Conure named Fritz.
Things were great for a while. Raz wasn't trained other than to step up, but Fritz could step up and give kisses. We loved him, but the owners warned us that he could be a bit mean. He never was for a while, but then I found out that my mother would mess with them and scare them while we weren't around.
She said that Fritz would puff up and start making clicky noises among other bird noises and would move his head around and also bite his toys and try to thrash them around. About a week or so later he started doing the same thing to me, and then shortly after, he started doing the same to Patrick. Even though Patrick always had him out and was in love with this bird.
I can't take it anymore! I don't know what to do and he won't stop behaving like this no matter what we do. He isn't mean to strangers, however, so I've been thinking about finding him a new owner. But I'm also on the fence about it because he is super attached to the female, Razz. Anytime he can't see her, he flips out.
Also, when we got them, the previous owners clipped their wings. Since then, they've grown back on both Razz and Fritz. Razz can fly, but Fritz cannot. Patrick thinks he may have been clipped since he was born and doesn't know how to fly but I'm not too sure. He's an older bird and doesn't get a good grip on our fingers and he often hunkers down.
This bird is very confusing and I need help before I lose it!