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Unhappy cage aggresion

Bob is so cage aggresive that he flew from his stand and attacked me as I washed the grate from the bottom of his cage.
If your parrot is cage aggresive, how do they show it? What do they do?
If Bob is this cage aggresive how do I deal with it?
I thought about buying a foldaway travel cage and transferring him to that so he can spend more time with me away from his cage,
because he isn't hand tame and just attacks my hand.
Also he could come to my mums when we go visiting.
Its nice when he's out on his stand and stays there.
I fear that to clean his cage in future, he'll have to be locked in the travel box!
When he bites I've tried wobbleing the hand perch, doesn't work.
Saying bad Bob!, making a fist and pushing my hand towards him. doesn't work. He always bites and bites and bites. he never bites and just leaves it.
Its becoming a bit disheatening to be honest.

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I'm thinking his wings aren't clipped. Would you consider clipping him? It can often cause a major attitude adjustment. I had a Maxi Pi for a few days then gave him to a friend that has a parrot/bird sanctuary and re-habs difficult parrots. He was VERY cage aggressive, so much that he would try to kill you if you got anywhere near his cage. At least it looked like he was going to kill you.

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my female lovebird is nasty cage aggressive. i have to be quick changing food, water, and toys and even cleaning it as she will attack anyone over her cage or anything she thinks is hers. shes attacked mango over the playgym the other day and gave him a little cut on his foot. clipped or not shes still just as nasty. just how she is


ive heard ringnecks can be aggressive sometimes. i dont know how true this is or not though.

maybe when you have to clean his cage, move him into a travel cage or another room? this way you can safely clean his cage without the worry of attack



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It is true that clipping doesn't always work on attitude, but at least he would not be able to take flight and attack. And they will grow back.

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clipping is an idea in your case, if it helps. ive had no luck with munch, but clipping works with attitude with our male tiel. not saying clipping isnt an option. it may really help, at least slow him down from divebombing you from the other side of the room!



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clipping is an idea in your case, if it helps. ive had no luck with munch, but clipping works with attitude with our male tiel. not saying clipping isnt an option. it may really help, at least slow him down from divebombing you from the other side of the room!
That's what I was thinking, and it just might adjust the tude a bit.

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I would clip his wings. And take him into a different room when you clean his cage. My maxi pi is cage aggressive in that he won't step up when on his cage. But I have gotten him to step up on to a rope perch from his cage. Once he is away from his cage, he is fine.

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I agree with the clipping, I think that if he can't get to you as quick he will give up. The travel cage is a good idea too

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Is Bob an Indian Ringneck or Alexandrine Parakeet? Cage aggression is not uncommon with parrots. To be honest, I think it would be okay for you to put him in his travel cage while you clean the other cage. This way, you don't get bitten, and at the same time, you are not setting Bob up for failure (protecting his cage with aggression). Win/win!

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He's an Indian ringneck.
I'm worried cos he doesnt play.
I think I'll try to find a folding travel cage.
Feeding him is a nightmare now!
Giving him his foraging toys I have to open the door.
I'm gonna put my leather gardening gloves on.
That way I wont notice when he bites.
Then he might think its not worth it.
I shall perservere!

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kate i think you are amazing , you just dont give up

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