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Defensive of cage

HarleQ

Checking out the neighborhood
Joined
9/24/21
Messages
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Hi Eclectus Alley,
I'm having some issues with my 6 month old female. She is loving, calm and relaxed when being held and understands "step up" in almost all situations, however, when she is on top of her cage, you can't put your hand near her. I have tried treats, soft speaking, and simply sitting a few feet away within sight and talking to her. Nothing has improved this situation. At first I would put my hand on the cage and simply let her come to it, she would peck at it and then move away, and this has not improved either. I feel this is somewhat ok during the day, but at night she will fall asleep up there and I can't get her to her inside her cage at all. Advice please.
 

BirdLady13

Walking the driveway
Joined
8/24/19
Messages
259
Location
Massachusetts
Don't allow her to go on top of her cage. Being at a greater height than you/out of your reach gives her the chance to display dominance and/or be territorial.
 
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