Attitude changes after 1st egg batch - Talk Parrots Forums

Talk Parrots General General parrot discussion, questions, help and information.

LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-27-2014, 09:22 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: May 2014
Posts: 10
Thanks: 5
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 0
Attitude changes after 1st egg batch

My female recently had her first batch of eggs (duds), and since then has taken on quite the attitude change (among many habitual changes). She is now very aggressive. Biting hard enough to draw blood every time she comes out of her cage, and is almost scared to be picked up (unless on her terms *Edit, meaning I don't chase her around, she will either fly to me ((and not be aggressive)) or if I put my arm/hand out she gets on but bites hard enough to draw blood). She also is now always wanting in and out of her cage (similar to when she had the eggs and would come and go to check on them). She acts almost scared. :s
Is an attitude change normal after a females first batch? Does it fade away or is this what I can expect from her potentially from now on? Any suggestions for approaching these changes? I understand my baby bird is grown up but I was hoping she would still be 'nice'
Thanks a ton!

Last edited by oXChess; 06-27-2014 at 09:43 PM.
oXChess is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-27-2014, 09:49 PM
BirdCrazyJill's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Syracuse, NY
Posts: 921
Thanks: 12
Thanked 450 Times in 340 Posts
Rep Power: 10
What kind of bird do you have?

I know hormones can definitely take over their poor little souls for a while, hopefully she will come out of it soon and be back to her sweet self
BirdCrazyJill is offline  
post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-27-2014, 10:02 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: May 2014
Posts: 10
Thanks: 5
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 0
Thanks BirdCrazyJill, its been almost a month since i took her eggs away (she was loosing interest and starting to show signs of going for round two.) but her attitude just keeps getting worse... She's always had her 'quirky' behaviour (loves to be around people but just needed it on her time but was always gentle) but is just getting more and more aggressive... I've had to restrict her time out with my other lovie now because he's super friendly and she'll attack anyone who he lands on (with me its 50/50 depending on the situation) i'm just not sure what to do.
oXChess is offline  
post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-27-2014, 10:04 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: May 2014
Posts: 10
Thanks: 5
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 0
And my apologies i missed this the first time, but I have Lovebirds.
oXChess is offline  
post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-28-2014, 06:12 AM

catalinadee's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: UK
Posts: 17,637
Thanks: 1,593
Thanked 2,007 Times in 1,575 Posts
Rep Power: 100
Female lovebirds, especially peach faced, are known for being hormonal monsters. It's still in the middle of the breeding season for all of my birds right now except for the kakarikis and everybody is a grumpy hormonal mess Work on clicker and target training with her, hopefully it will help her learn to be a bit more gentle

- Alexandrine parakeets Holly, George, Koda & - Crimson rosella Kasumi Orange winged Amazon parrot Paulie
catalinadee is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to catalinadee For This Useful Post:
oXChess (06-28-2014)
Closed Thread

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Talk Parrots Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome