female amazon keeps biting women and wont come out her cage

by stephen

hi i just got my amazon parrot 3days ago she is seven she took to me well but if any women come near her she'll try and bite them,she also hasent been out her cage am just a bit worried as they do need to come out for a few hours,any thoughts would be much appreciated.

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Oct 07, 2011
female amazon keeps biting women and wont come out her cage
by: Linda

Your new bird appears to be in poor physical condition. This could be from neglect in her last home, so I strongly suggest you find an Avian Vet in your area and have her checked out for infections both bacterial and viral. Also have some routine bloodwork done to see how her organs are functioning, and this can also show if a disease is present.

Once you have her thoroughly checked out by the Avian Vet, you'll need to go about changing her from all seed diet to a high quality, organic pelleted diet. There are several kinds on this site, and I highly recommend the Harrisons Hi Potency Course Grind for her. It takes time to change birds over to the pellets and here is an article written by Avian Vet on how to go about it. Your bird's health will improve, and seeing the changes for the good take time, sometimes a year depending on how run down your bird is to start with.

Switching Birds To Pellets article

Once you've been cleared by the Avian Vet as to your bird's health, you can then start to change her over to a better diet. Don't worry now about her coming out cage as birds are always frightened in a new place. Concentrate on making sure she is healthy and treated for an infection if she has one. Also get the organic pellets and start to change her over once any meds are finished that the Avian Vet may give you.

There are training materials on the Parrot Training page you can read in the meantime. Mostly what will work here is gaining her trust which takes time. Parrots' trust is earned not freely given, so slow down and take care of her immediate needs like seeing an avian vet and starting to get her on a decent diet.

Thanks for writing,

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