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Prisoner in my own home

sageparrot

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Hello there! I have had my parrotlet Ria for almost 2 years. When I got her as a baby she was nice but slowly started to despise everyone who wasn't me. She attacks my boyfriend, my friends, and everyone who steps into my apartment. Lately, she has been attacking me as well. I live in a studio apartment currently and when I have her out she bites my feet, my legs, my ears...everything. She is the most aggressive when I am lying in my bed. To distract her, I will give her forage toys and food in her cage. This only works for a little until she finishes her meal and is ready to attack again. If I try to leave her in her cage while I am home, all she does is peep and peep until I can't take it anymore. I will soon be moving in with a few roommates for the summer (my lease is ending soon) and I am extremely worried for my sanity but also Ria. I feel horrible confining her to a tiny room but otherwise, she draws blood at every chance she gets. Please help...I do not want to rehome her because I have always believed that once people get a pet, it is their responsibility until the pet passes. I love Ria dearly but lately, she has made me feel like a prisoner in my own home.
 

Emma&pico

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I feel your pain I have a female lovebird who sounds very similar no advise because nothing I seem to do works either
 

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I do not have any advice either as I have dealt with this too with my Quaker. Perhaps a larger cage that she can spend more time in without sacrificing flying opportunities?

Unpopular opinion, but the forever home idea is flawed.

If you were in an abusive relationship, no one would expect you to stay despite any vows you may have said.

:hug2:
 

Gribouille

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Flock talk usually has good advice. See if this helps
 
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NorthernGannet

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My female is like this too. Sorry I have no suggestions, just understanding!

I finally found her an appropriate adult male buddy and a huge cage for just the two of them, and she is happier. Oh she still attacks me inside and out of the cage, but he gives her a nice distraction .
 

NorthernGannet

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I have also considered rehoming, but like you, I feel I made the commitment. She will behave like this with anyone, and at least here I know she's being treated kindly.
 
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