Getting my alexandrine out of his cage

I have a one year old Alexandrine male. He is usually well behaved but lately when I go to get him out of his day cage to bring him inside to his gym for the afternoon and night he just bites and tries to escape. Why would he all of a sudden be doing this? How can I stop it?

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Nov 20, 2012
Getting my alexandrine out of his cage
by: Linda

Birds need to sleep inside their cages because this is a safe place for them. Do not leave your bird out on a perch to sleep because many things can happen to cause your bird injury. Something may scare him during the night, and if this happens, birds tend to fall to the ground and start thrashing which breaks feathers and can break bones too if there is anything nearby to fall into or on.Birds need to be in their cages at night and possibly covered too. They need about 12 hours of darkness and quiet in which to sleep and rest. If he is being taken to a room where there is a tv or other constant noise, then he will be nervous and not want to spend time there, so consider this. This also includes a computer because tv's and computers are hard on their eyes as they see only spread pixels and not the picture itself. Bird's eyesight is very well defined far better than ours so tv's and such bother them.

Use a perch to get bird out of cage and make sure that he is back in cage for feeding and sleeping. He also needs food and water readily available at all times.

Sudden changes in behavior sometimes are the first signs of illness, so it would not hurt to have bird examined by an avian vet to check for infections or other physical problems. Take him only to an avian vet as they are the only ones licensed and trained in the care of birds.

Linda

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