Green Cheek Conure Behavior
I recently received a female green cheek conure from a friend. They gave me the bird because they were afraid of her, admitting that she had a biting problem (as most green cheek conures do). i have only had the bird for about a week, and to me shes wonderful! she lets me pet her, play with her, and she even flys to me when i call her or leave a room. she gave the same affection to my husband and my son up until recently. she seems to be favoring me more these past few days.
yesterday my husband tried to get the bird off of the top of her cage and into it. she bite my husband to the point where he started bleeding and flew to another part of the house. my husband not knowing how to properly discipline her, flicked water at her apparently enraging the bird. a min. later she literally attacked my husband. she actually dive bombed him! she latched on to him and continued to bite until he finally succeded in getting her off his neck. the bird left about 2-3 cuts on my husbands face and neck. at this point im extremely worried.
i love this bird, and now im concerned if shes going to attack him again, or maybe even someone else. obviously the water thing was a dumb act on his part, but what do i do? i dont want to get rid of her under any circumstances. i know shes a good bird and she needs a lot of work, but will she ever be ok with my husband? how do i correct this crazy behavior? is all hope lost?