Green Cheeked Conure Aggression
(Morgan City, Louisiana)
I have a Green Cheeked Conure named Foster that I have had for about four years now. He/She (I'm going to call her a she) and I have been attached at the shoulder ever since. She was loving, never wanted in her cage and always wanted to be wherever I was.
It has recently started showing aggressive behavior. She has never bit me unless provoked until recently and now she latches on. I bought her a tent that she plays in all day long, my question is: could this tent have caused her to present a protective bad habit? Am I getting too close to her nest so to speak? She stills plays with me but only from inside the cage, she refuses to come out. Then when I do get her out, she wants back in the cage. She will still bebop for me, play peek-a-boo and I'm going to get you but only from inside the cage. Should I take the tent away and if so, what is the best way to do it without sending her into depression?