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I have an 11 month old female quaker (bubbles) that i have had since she was only 3 months old and I’m looking for some aggression advice. I have 8 birds total but bubbles is by far my most difficult to work with, she hates all my other birds and hardly gets along with me, only rarely she will step up if she feels like it, she is definitely a more independent bird which i am okay with. my main concern is her abusing the flock, she’s already taught my conure some aggressive behaviors from always trying to fight with him, i don’t want her to make the rest of the flock aggressive i love her so much i really don’t want to have to rehome her, but the thought has crossed my mind since she bit my indian ringnecks foot a few nights ago (and he can hold his own, his beak is nearly twice the size of hers, most of the flock knows his authority) but he is a sweetheart and just growled at her, he’s never bit anyone before and now he has a small cut by his nail, i fear he will pick up on those aggressive behaviors and that’s the last thing i need because he can do serious harm to the flock if he wanted to, but this isn’t the first time she’s drawn blood from another bird (and myself) i just feel like she’s a bully to my other birds and it’s not fair for them, i always bring them downstairs to hangout away from the cages because she’s extremely aggressive by her cage, i thought that would help but she’s still always looking for a fight. if anyone has any advice on teaching her to be more friendly it would be soooo greatly appreciated!! i’ve never given up on a bird before and i would hate to start now, but i just fear for the safety of the flock, i feel like she would thrive in a home with no other birds, but at the same time im attached to her and i would have so much anxiety trusting someone else with my baby especially knowing how mean she can be i don’t want her to become neglected / abused in another home because i know under all that anger she’s just a misunderstood sweet baby that deserves the best!!