Mission Impossible - Hahn's Macaw
Hahn's Macaw - Paco
Why, after 17 years, is my Hahn's Macaw, Paco, suddenly attacking my husband viciously? My husband always helped him with his new prickly feathers and the preening. I am the hugger.
My husband went to get Paco out of his cage the other day and Paco climbed onto his arm and then viciously attacked him. My husband has finally thrown in the towel and says he wants nothing to do with him anymore.
I thought maybe because the bird was going through a particularly bad molt and is so uncomfortable. Paco has always been a freaky bird as we don't have children and there were never a lot of people in the house. He enjoyed the company of a love bird for about 15 years. We lost our lovebird a little over 2 years ago.
I thought he was doing fine but now I'm not sure what to do. He seems to act fine with me, although he does get a little testy once in a while. I don't put up with any of his antics. Do you think he senses that my husband is afraid of him?