Kakariki are not an agressive bird, breeders occasionaly get a rogue bird, as happens with all species...but yours doest sound like that.
Changing the water or cleaning cages birds can be agressive to the invasion of their terrority....and that is a good thing to be taken advantage of.
With him being hand raised such agression with taking food is not normal, this sort of behavour is generally caused by the people around him.
It is not difficult to stop such behavour
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I'm not sure what you mean about invading his territory being a good thing to be taken advantage of.
When a bird become posesive of their cage, it makes it easy to get them back...also they tend not to go out of line of sight of it..security
And if escape outside, put the cage out, after they have had their adventure they will go back to it to roost.
I know you'll tell me I'm probably doing it wrong or something but I'm not the sort of person to give up. He just continued to be the way he is. Nothing stopped him.
I will put it this way..when I was doing industrial pscology in the 70s before the PC BS came in a lecture said "their is no difference between staff, children and dogs (pets)" and he was right
Their is no such thing as a bad child, just bad parents....
either neglete or
"he will grow out of it" attitude, not realising it is the parents that set limits of behavour and thats how they grow out.
And same with "just expressing his feelingss" hell it is the parents that set acceptable stds how to do so.
It basically boils down to consistancy of making it in their interests to behave acceptably, and the -ve side to make it not in their interests when the behave unacceptable.
And it is a matter of them knowing who is actually running the household, who is top dog (alpha male), who is actually king of ones own castle.
Boundries are set, once those are in place THEN friendship and respect is devaloped, within the boundries.
The trouble these days is (even with children) 'parents' are want to be their friend rather than the parent or alpha male and afraid they will not be "freinds". So they end up with a pet or child with no respect, run the household.
The further things are let slip..it takes at lease 3 times as long to get back again. _________________ My Spelling is Not Incorrect...It's 'Creative'
when my kakariki becomes aggressive i place my whole hand up to his face and sternly say no .. as i found if i pointed my finger < the finger that scratches and tickles him < that was confusing to him . so the whole hand works for me most of the time as he tries to rule the roost. he is 1 year old , i breed him and reared him so he thinks he is a human. i love watching his eyes change with his different moods he is a spoilt caricature.
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