Our sun cheeked conure, used to be a lovely, lovely family bird. When our youngest son was born, the bird developed a jealousy beyond anything we could deal with. A year ago we took him to a parrot behaviour expert and his cage is all decked out according to their suggestions. He is eating the food she suggested too. And we are really trying to be good conure owners.. with not a lot of success..
It is not working and he now tries to attack all short people he sees.
I am wondering if the most bird friendly thing we could do is to find him a new home - or if adding another conure is a better solution?
You just never know what kind of home the bird would go to, if we have to surrender him.. I just hate for him to remain bitter and jealous (plus, the only time he gets out of the cage is at night when the kids are safely in their beds - as he almost bit a little finger right off once..) Even without the kids around he is "off" and clearly not happy.
As I am writing this I hear that it sounds selfish to want to keep him - we've just been holding out for the miracle cure to his jealous behaviours and unhappy sounds while alone in his cage :(
Beyond surrendering this bird - would anyone have any suggestions???? We are willing to work on this a little longer.
Editor's note: No ugly responses will be posted. She is looking for help, that is all.