my quaker used to love now he hates me

i never hd this happen ive hade qukers in the past he was very sweet with me he spend hours with me and out of his cage is on a pellet diet has toys and a frend conure with him in the same cage all he wants now is to bit me al the time plese help

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Jan 30, 2013
Quaker having behavior problems
by: Tracie

First rule out illness by taking the bird to an avian vet. Please use this Find an Avian Vet link to find an avian vet for your bird is you don't already have an avain vet.

Other possibilities are that it has bonded with the other bird, is hormonal, or something in the environement is upsetting him.

Once you have ruled out a health problem and made sure nothing in the home is upsetting him, then you can read some of the training and health articles on our Parrot Training page to see if you can teach the bird to communicate his desires without attacking.

Jan 29, 2013
It is possible....
by: Anonymous

You can have many of the same parrots in your life time and there will always be that ONE to stand out! Believe it or not, it can be something in the HEALTH department, what we would probably all recommend is a thorough examination by an AVIAN to rule out that something is going on. Then after a clean bill of health, re-evaluate even the slightest of changes that may have taken place. You will be surprised what a small change can do. It's like changing your hair color, even though you are the same person, just that one change can make or break you! lol. / Consider all the steps and changes that have taken place and at the same time make an appointment. Parrots cannot communicate with us when things are not right in their bodies so they just ACT different.

Jan 29, 2013
my quaker used to love now he hates me
by: Linda

Separate the two birds into two different cages. Then, take out one at a time to work with them.

Sometimes when two birds are put together it changes the way they feel about their human caretakers, and in this case, it has changed the way the quaker feels about you.

Also, if you have not had both birds examined by an avian vet in the last year, changes in behavior are the first symptoms of illness, so have them both examined and then put into separate cages.


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