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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'
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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
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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.
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And my apologies i missed this the first time, but I have Lovebirds.
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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

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