Eclectus aggression

by Wahid
(Coquitlam )

Hey I have my female Solomon island eclestus for about 8 months now. She is really nice and will fly to me on command all the time. But with my sister and parents she is super aggressive making them bleed and what not what's wrong.
Help please

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Feb 21, 2013
Bird aggression towards family member
by: Tracie

Sometimes parrots appear to not like people and they really just can't take their smell or are afraid of them. If someone smokes or has smelly hairspray, cologne etc. the bird may be bothered by that.

Sometimes they sense that someone is scared of birds or simply doesn't like birds because of the noise, mess or whatever. They sense the tension and it makes them tense.

You can train the bird to tolerate her. Please read the training articles on our Parrot Training page for help with this.

Feb 20, 2013
Eclectus aggression
by: Linda

She either does not like your sister and parents or she does not trust them. Trust is earned not freely given by parrots, and this means the people who feed, water, clean and form a relationship with the bird are the ones bird learns to trust. If your sister and parents never interact with your bird in the form of care-giving or if bird only sees them every once in a while, she does not trust them. Trust takes a long time to establish, and I recommend you not give her to any of them until she has learned to trust them.

Parrots are exotic wild animals, and they can inflict some very severe injuries if they are so inclined, so you need to work with her and them slowly. If your bird has not been examined by an Avian Vet ONLY in over a year, she needs a comprehensive exam done now. Sometimes a bird's aggression is because they feel bad, and they will lash out at others before they will you, so have her checked out.

Thanks for writing,

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