My BCC liked me a little yesterday, but hates me today!

by Esther
(Illinois)

We bought a 7 month old blue crown conure yesterday, early afternoon. He seemed to be "ok" yesterday; he stepped up for me, but occassionaly growled and beaked me. At one point he bit me pretty good, but settled down again and was back to "ok." This morning, however, he is VERY aggressive and seems to really hate me.

I've read all about them - I did my research before I bought one, but he is my first bird. Is this behavior typical? I figured from what I read that he would not like me for a few days, maybe even a few weeks. But to seem ok then be so angry...haven't read anything about THAT yet.

Advice is welcome!

Thanks.

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Mar 23, 2009
New bird biting
by: Tracie

Congratulations on your new bird! Birds go through what we call a honeymoon period sometimes. Yesterday it was scared and didn't feel like challenging you it seems.

Now you just need to do everything you can to encourage your bird to know that it can trust you. I think you might get ideas from reading our training articles on our Parrot Training page. Even though you are not having problems like some of these.

The key is to establish that you are the wonderful person that respects it's wishes but you are also in charge and he can't have bad behavior and get what he wants. ;-)

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