My bird is aggressive...

by Maky

My bird (cockatiel) has become more aggressive and i don't know why. Not a lot of things have changed. Maybe I don't spend as much time with him as I did, I got a new boyfriend recently and am not at home that much and he spends more time in his cage. He's packed with toys and the best seed out there.

He's 1 and 3 months and he has arthritis on his wing (since he was 3 months old), that was about 2 weeks after I got him and he's 100% my bird/pet (I'm 15, almost 16 now).
So, why is he being so aggressive?

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Aug 28, 2012
No arthritis?
by: Anonymous

Linda, birds can and do get arthritis. Go ask a vet in person. I work at a vet hospital, and I own a cockatoo that has arthritis in one of her wings.

Feb 20, 2012
My bird is aggressive...
by: Linda

First of all, young birds do not get arthritis. The wing may have been broken and needed an Avian Vet to fix it. Your bird is possibly in a lot of pain all the time.

The other issue is you have abandoned him. Between constant pain and abandonment, I'd be aggressive with you too. In fact, I'd bite you every chance I got. Your little bird is trying as hard as he can to get you to notice that he is in pain and lonely. Cockatiels are some of the most gentle birds around, and this one is trying to get you to SEE him and help him which is what you said you'd do by bringing him into your life. Boyfriends come and go, and your bird is forever or until he dies of natural causes not because you no longer care.

Find an Avian Vet and have this poor bird examined to find out what is really wrong with wing and if he has any infections either bacterial or viral.

If you do not have time for this bird anymore, find him a good home AFTER you take him to the Avian Vet to make sure he is healthy enough to be moved.

In my humble opinion, no boy or man will ever come between my birds, dogs and myself. I realize you are young, and now is the time to learn to take your responsibilities seriously, and this poor little bird is one of your major responsibilities.
You are fortunate to have your bird, and be thankful you have him and give him a life where he is happy and healthy and looks forward to every new day. A cage full of toys will not make up for never having you love him or spend time with him. Please see this from your bird's point of view, and see that he needs you much more than the boyfriend who may be gone next week.


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