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Message #7594. This is a followup to #7592.

Name:Bruce Byfield
Date:Monday February 20, 2012 11:41:16 am MST
Subject:Re: aggressive streak?
Message:mallory wrote:
> i came home from a 2 day leave and my sister who fed him the 2 days
> said he would follow her around the cage from the inside and try to
> attack her, he fluffs up his head and neck feathers and just starts
> lunging at fingers or whatever is closest. ive had him since last
> Wednesday, i noticed when he gets mad at u like that he preens himself
> but kinda in a rough way. he was fine with me and would let me pet him
> and he would give me kisses so why is he acting like this now?


Probably for the obvious reason: He's upset at you leaving him with strangers. Perhaps he has a traumatic past and felt insecure. Or perhaps he is simply demanding and self-centered. Perhaps there's another reason.

Whatever the cause, nandays are quite capable of holding grudges. I used to have a bird who would sulk for several days after wings were clipped, for example.

The sulk is probably temporary, but it's quite possible that your bird has made up his mind that you're not to be trusted. If so, then you will have to win him back by giving him some extra attention for a while.

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