suddenly aggressive macaw

My blue and gold macaw all of a suddent became aggressive. I came home and when I went over to him he bit me, hard. Unlike ever before? He is lunging at me like he is mad. What is wrong?

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Jan 30, 2010
Same problem - Tragic result
by: Anonymous

My macaw, Max, is also 13 years old and, after living with my sun conure for 13 years, fatally attacked him about 3 weeks ago. He is also ripping up carpet fibers, and often very very aggressive, taking turns as to whether he will "love" me or my fiance that day. After he killed my conure (my very special baby), I thought I would need to find a new home for him. However, some days he is remarkably loving and precious. I cannot tell if this is behavioral, or, as a the first commenter mentioned, a sign of aging..

Dec 20, 2008
Sudden aggression---Macaw, and others
by: Sarah

Judy in Ohio, if you wouldn't mind, I would like to add what I wirnessed with my DYH amazon a few years back. I bought her as a him, named Paco at about 6 years old, and we were the best of friends. When she hit 12-13 years, her moods became erratic, and she was barely handle-able and very wacky. One day, she went behind her cage, and down to the carpet where we couldn't see her, and she started ripping the carpet and padding to shreds. When you tried to stop her, she wouldn't allow it. One day, we took a shower, and I left her in the bathroom to dry, and pulled the stand away to find, she made a nest, and laid a few eggs- this is how we found he was a she. They hit maturity at 12 or so. You may want to look on Google for more info, unless you can find it here. Good luck with your baby!! They grown out of it eventually!

Nov 04, 2008
Bird suddenly became aggressive
by: Tracie

There are many things you need to look at and try to think about to solve the equation. Please read the articles on our Parrot Training page.

You can also visit Chet's site for more Parrot Training help.

Nov 04, 2008
macaws sudden change
by: Judy in Ohio

I had the same thing happen to me with my 13 year old orange wing amazon. I have no idea why he has started this,but it is very upsetting,he is even lunging at my fingers and biting them when I get his food and water bowls out.I really don't have any solutions,if you hear something or come up with something,please let me know.Hang in there!

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