Green Cheek Conure strange aggressive behavior
by Anessa Curtin
(Los Angeles, CA)
For about 10 days now, my 5.5 year old GC Conure Passion fruit has been extremely moody. I do not know if it is a male or a female at this point. Passion rips the paper at the bottom of the cage, bites, attacks, won't let me get her out of the cage and screams A LOT!!! Passion seems extremely irritable, raised neck feathers and draws blood if I try to pick her up.
Before this phase, Passion was sweet, lovable, kissable and cuddly. Now I am afraid of her. She attacks my feet when I put on shoes and it scares me. I have to use my slipper to pick her up. I have not changed anything other than not putting her outside every morning on her perch due to the rainy cold weather.
Please help. I really hope that it is just a phase. Any ideas? Is this normal?