All over the great state of Texas, the weather is starting to heat up, and mother nature is returning our souther comforts to us. Unfortunately that means that our beloved feathered companions are also about to go into a more natural mood as well. Just like many animals in the wild, parrots are no exception to the call to breed. Mating season causes our beautiful friends to become very flustered with hormones, which causes them to act in a more agressive manner.
Unfortunately, many people do not understand that this is only a temporary thing, and will pass as the months sizzle away. Many local bird rescues such as the Wings of Love Bird haven will receive many unexpected visitors, because owners thing that their bird has turned on them, and are going to be devils forever and always. There's really no major advice to be given to bird owners at this time. Essentially, just be more cautious with your birds during this time. Always study your bird's body language, have plenty of bandages ready in case you do suffer a bite.
Bird bites aren't like a bite from a dog or a cat, because the bacterea level in their mouths typically very low if not nonexistant. Although the immediate strike won't introduce and foreign bactereas bacterias to your wound, your skin in covered in them, and that can invade the bite. Always was out bites with an antibacterial soap, and keep it covered with a fresh, clean bandage.
On the side of the bird, it's best to make sure that during this season that they are provided a proper amount of nutrients (Especially calcium).