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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-03-2017, 08:48 PM Thread Starter
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Abby our green cheek

Hello I am new here. We have a green cheek who is now 3. She has always allowed me to get her out and cuddle and talk to her. Until last spring. I noticed the spring before she was hesitant for a few weeks and then she was back to her old self. So expected the same. Well after a few weeks this spring she doesn't want me to get her out much at all. The past year she all of a sudden has become territorial of her cage. So when I clean its house tries to attack me. She will play peek a boo with me and talk to me but she wants no part of me getting her out. The last time I ask her if she wanted to come out and see me she stepped up on her perch like she usually does and then goes poo and then she hops up on my finger like normal except this time she bit me. I got her out anyway and she bit again. So I then put her back. Once in a great while she may bite my husband but not much at all. Also I'm the one who takes her to get her wings and nails clipped. Am wondering if that along with her getting older and hormones are the issue? She is so sweet other wise she will talk to me when I'm in the kitchen or sitting on couch and plaˇ peek a boo with me but if I try to get her out or clean her cage she wants nothing to do me she does not like my husband to clean her cage either any help with this would be appreciated . I'm to the point I don't get her out just my husband does because I'm scared of her. She is so so sweet otherwise. Thanks so much
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Hi and welcome to the forum, it sounds like you have a hormonal green cheek on your hands. Hens are notorious for going into breeding condition a few times of the year, during this time they will shred and chew things or defend their cage as its their nest site and they can be nippy and moody.

During hormonal times or if she's molting and not feeling up to par I would cover her cage in the evening earlier then normal and let her rest more. The less daylight or bright lights she's subjected to from the home will help her out of her breeding condition sooner.

The more sleep she gets when molting will keep her from fussing with her feathers and will help her get out of her miserable molty mood as well.

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Yes well she has been like this since last spring. Like I say she loves me from afar. LOL. Yes my husband gets her out a few times a day and she is ok with him. Thanks for ur response. Yes I love to see everyone's pics also. I don't have one on my iPad will get one taken and post soon. Thanks again and have a good night. Lol she is calling out peek! Peek! As I am writing this now. Lol she is so sweet.
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Its great she lets hubby take her out of the cage and have that one on one time with her don't you wish she would be so sweet with you as she is with him? Birds are so funny when they choose one person who will be the only one they want attention from physically and yet she wants your attention if you are close by, which you can tell by her calling you and her getting you to respond back to her.

I would sit close to your hubby when he has her out of the cage and get him to hand her over to you so she sees you are fun to hang with too. Pass her back and forth and offer her treats when he gives her to you to hold.

Maybe after she gets use to you playing with her while she's out with your husband she will start allowing you to bring her out of the cage when its just the two of you at home.





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Hello and welcome to Talk Parrots

It does sound like you have a hormonal little girl! My green cheeks were always cage territorial, especially around their huts and such. If you can implement any natural hormone control methods you may find that things will start to improve

I did less day light hours, less hiding places, no petting in inappropriate bird places and a reduction in protein rich foods (pellets tend to be high in protein if you feed them) and it worked quite well at times

To help with her being cage territorial it can be a good idea to move everything around once a week. Like just change up the layout of the cage. That way they can't get used to it and can't claim certain spots where you're likely to get beaten up

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