y is my macaw being so mean...

by racheal p
(mo)

this is koda - Golden Macaw

this is koda - Golden Macaw

my golden macaw is about 25-30 years old, she is a female.i got her from my aunt about 10 months ago..she was keep in a her cage most of the time when she was with my aunt.but after i got her i took her to get her wings cliped at the local pet store in my town..they got me up speed on how to care for her properly.she was fine after i started 2 work with her.she was goin great until about a month ago. since then when she started biting, screaming, honk, at everyone. she doesnt want 2 come out of her cage..why is she doin this now????

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Jan 21, 2012
y is my macaw being so mean...
by: Linda

Anytime we see sudden changes in bird's behavior, it usually means they are sick. Considering this one's age and the fact that it has recently been moved after spending many years in another home, the possibilities are high that she is sick.

You will have to take her to an Avian Vet ONLY to be checked for infections and also to have some basic bloodwork done to see how her organs are functioning. If all she's ever eaten is seeds, then she may have liver disease. Birds should be eating organic pellets for 80-85% of their diets. All seed diets slowly starve a bird to death and cause many problems as they age.

Linda

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