Yellow naped amazon help

by becks
(Alabama )

My yna used to hate my husband and love me to death. But lately she has been ignoring me to go straight to him. She hasn't been aggressive with me but i'm just not sure whats going on. I've tried everything i can think of and the only thing left that i can think of is shes mad at me for some reason. Any help would be appreciated .

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May 17, 2009
by: melissa

Hi- I purchased a YNA from a pet store that is 9 months old. We can pick him up and carry him around but if you try to touch him he growls and tries to bite. Its been 1 month straight of patiently working with him and he is not improving. Any suggestions?

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Aug 02, 2008
Amazon changing who he likes
by: Tracie

It is possible that your bird is mad, but it may have just changed it's mind about who is his favorite. Birds sometimes pick a person they like and just don't like anyone else. Sometimes they just don't like a few people. There are some things you can do to try to help the situation.

When my bird suddenly decided that he hated me and loved my husband, my husband turned the situation around by showing his disapproval to the bird.

Since the bird wanted my husband's approval, my husband would get Buddy, our bird, and bring him near me. Once Buddy lunged to bite me, my husband would draw Buddy back and glare at him. He would also say "noooooo" in a calm, low voice and put him back in the cage and leave the room.

After a couple of weeks of this, Buddy quit biting me. I of course respected that Buddy did not prefer me and did not push myself on him at all. I DID offer him treats that only I would give him. ;-) Now he likes me, but he still prefers my husband and daughter over me.

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