My budgie was doing great, he loved scratches, would happily jump on my finger and would very very very rarely try to harm me, the last 2 weeks were a nightmare, his last molt finished about a month ago, but these last two weeks were hell. Whenever I put my finger near him and bites the living crap out of me, hell just sit there and bite me. If I go near his face to scratch him now, he moves away and will only jump on my finger if I have something he is interested in. Don't know what to do, I am very frustrated every time I try to show him compassion his back feathers stick up and he just starts going to town. Some of them hurt a little and some of them I actually have to put him down and look at to see if they are bleeding. He was so sweet, he isn't molting from what I can see but he is hurting me a lot to the point I want to give him to someone who can deal with him since he is hurting me so much, please, someone, give me a reason why this new biting hard, back feathers stick up, wont jump on my shoulder anymore behavior is showing up now?
Also, I was thinking, is he becoming territorial? He has bells in his cage where he likes to peck at them and his pupils dilate and his face feather puff up and he pecks at, same with a little disco ball, are these making him think he has a mate or something? I try to not give him mirrors inside his cage so he doesn't do that, and when he was acting nice he still had those in the cage with him, seems like a new thing. Don't know whats causing it
Last edited by FaeryBee; 07-15-2017 at 08:06 PM.
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Do you know how old your budgie is?
It sounds as if he has reached his hormonal phase and his behavior is quite normal.
Birds are not like dogs or cats and they need a reason to want to interact with you.
Additionally, in order to bond with your budgie, you have to learn his body language. When he doesn't want to be picked up or bothered, you have to respect that.
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well, the disco ball isn't inside his cage, its outside and I let him out to enjoy his time and jump around his dresser hes on, thats when he plays with it, should I get rid of it all together? He is probably around 5 or 6 months old. He sometimes is sweet, but will switch on to rampage mode and bite me hard, it doesn't seem like it has much to do with wanting to hurt me cause he'll bite me hard, go to his bell and play with it for a second or so and bite me again.
Sort of both, If I need to take something out of his cage, he will hop onto my hand and bite my thumb and finger. But If I am swinging my hand in to get him to come out and step up, he will lunge at me but back up. I'm thinking he is going through a hormonal thing reading on it now, do you?