Parrot behaviour

My African grey keeps flying at my girlfriends face, is this possibly a jealousy issue?

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Mar 30, 2013
having a baby,and a african grey
by: Anonymous

does being pregnent, make a parrot act out

Editor's note: Birds to get pregnant like humans, it takes an egg forms and in a few days is laid. They can get hormonal, even if they don't lay eggs. Editor's note: In the future if you want people to see and answer, you need to post a question, not an answer here to another question, on our Parrot Questions page.

Dec 21, 2011
Parrot behaviour
by: Linda

What you have here is an extremely dangerous situation. Parrots are exotic wild animals, and they will always be so. Yes, this may possibly be a jealously issue, but it is also a wake up call for you to take charge of this before it becomes dangerous. You have no idea what kind of severe injuries result from allowing this kind of behavior to set in and become a habit.

My strong suggestion is that you take your bird to an Avian Vet and have the first 4-6 Primary Flight feathers trimmed. These are the long ones at the ends of each wing. This will enable bird to glide gently down to the floor and bird will not have enough lift to fly into anyone's face. This is a dangerous situation, and could result in injuries to a person's face and neck. A parrot attack is not a pretty sight, and I know because it's happened to me several times with birds I thought I knew and could trust.

The fact is that since birds are wild, they are very unpredictable, so we never really know our birds as well as we think we do. Caution is always a good idea when working with parrots.

So, get wings clipped which will take care of the flying. It will also have an impact psychologically because bird will come to understand some of its "power" has been taken away. Wing clipping does not hurt a bird unless they are trimmed up too high, and I just explained which ones it's okay to have trimmed.

When your bird's wings are first clipped, you'll need to watch him carefully as he learns his limitations. In other words, he'll still try to fly and could fall into the wrong thing or fall wrong, so be there for him as he learns what he can and cannot do with trimmed wings. Also keep any other pets completely away from your bird from now on because he will be defenseless in the face of a dog or cat.


Dec 21, 2011
parrot behaviour
by: Anne

A.G's normally bond to the human opposite sex to them so I suggest you possibly have a female bird & this is why it keeps "going" for your girlfriend.

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