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Now the forum is back to life can anyone help me with a horny male Jardine? He's been in season and attacking me all year. He used to be very calm. I don't mind but I've tried everything to avoid a bite. Love him to bits. I also have another Jardine and a Yellow Crowned Amazon. All pets. All adorable. Advice welcome.

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Hi. Thank you for your comment. Sorry for the delay. Well mooky has what appears to be a protective attitude to the other birds. Both are female I believe and mooky will spend time being preened by the Amazon. The other Jardine is not really interested in him. When out of the cage mooky will at some point either dive bomb my head or will move closer to me before launching an attack. He now spends time in his cage but comes out with my partner who he has no problem with. This behaviour intensified this week since returning from a 4 day trip to Spain. During this time all 3 birds stay with their breeder. Mooky does not seem to be defensively attacking, rather it's more to do with hormones. I don't like to see him in his cage but not do I want to encourage the attacks. I'm stuck 

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What you describe sounds more like domination tactics & you need to be firm with him . No has to mean no & he has to go in his cage if he disobeys , & when he comes out make it clear that he has to behave or he goes back in 

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Yes I agree. However he is ok with my partner. As soon as I appear he begins the attitude. I understand that he doesn't hate me but it feels that way at the moment. Ah well, tough love is the order of the day

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Yes I think this is a very commen problem, our pet Eclectus female used to be equally as fond of both myself and my wife when she was a younger bird. But since becoming adult and the hormones have set in, she has become totally bonded with my wife and just about tolerates me on a good day, on a bad day I have to watch out as she will and does draw blood if I am not on my guard. If my partner is not around she will sit on my arm and be quite docile, but I can't cuddle her like I used to. But if she is out with my partner she becomes totally intolerant of me and if I approach her she will certainly cause me harm.

On the other hand we have a female Caique who behaves exactly the opposite, loves me to bits but I my wife approaches her eyes become fiery and she will look to bite my partner without mercy.

in general hand reared pet parrots when matured always tend to want close bonding with one person, I read before that this mainly relates to hand reared parrots in isolation from other baby parrots, but I  don't believe that is so as our hand reared Eclectus and Caique was brought up initially with other young parrots.

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Hey thanks. Yes I know where you're coming from. Hormone city with my lot. Interestingly Mooky has finally calmed down in the last 2 days. I've actually been enjoying normal days with my flock this week. I have learned so much this year and as mookybird1 10 this year I'm sure I've a lot to learn yet. These are truly amazing creatures. I do not recommend them as pets unless you've had a lot of animal keeping experience. 

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