Post by New Quaker Mom on Dec 23, 2019 19:38:13 GMT -5
My QP is 18 months old. He was hand raised and lived with us since he was 6 months old. He’s adopted some typical but bad Quaker behavior suddenly over the last few weeks. He used to be quite sweet with visitors. Now, certain people, he dive bombs, screeches at, and will nip a cheek if it gets a rise. The behavior didn’t exist a month ago, and I’m curious how to deal so it doesn’t get worse. Does he go in his cage when we have visitors? He gets this huge commotion when he acts like an aggressive jerk, and it’s perpetuating the behavior!! I can hardly tell my guests to be calm when he scares them.
Years ago Casey let everyone hold her then one day she didn’t. I think they grow up and learn like you said to get reactions and drama. It’s probably a good idea to put him in the cage when you have company.
Caseysmom is right-- it would be best to leave your QP in his cage when you have guests. That's especially necessary if the guests are fearful of him. Parrots are good at sensing fear and will react, sometimes aggressively.