How Do I Handle My Amazon’s Hormonal Behavior?

How Do I Handle My Amazon’s Hormonal Behavior?


My male Amazon parrot who I’ve had for 30 years goes out of his way to attack my wife but not myself even though I grab him with gloved hands when he misbehaves.


My wife provides him only kindness.


Can you tell me why he does this and how I can correct it?


Do you sell training clickers and training treats for him?


Also, he has a Prevue cage but the bottom tray is rusting out and I need to replace it.


The rest of the cage is fine. Do you know where I can purchase a bottom tray?


Hi Andrew

​That’s typical jealousy behavior for an amazon.

​Light therapy can be effective for negative hormonal behavior.

​Gloved hands can stress birds.


The bird of time: cognition and the avian biological clock

​Try using a perch or broom which is more natural for the bird the “friendly stick”.

​Use this video as a guide for clicker training



CLICKER TRAINING FOR BIRDS: GETTING STARTED KITClicker Training for Birds: Getting Started Kit

Clicker Training for Birds Includes Target Training SticksClicker Training for Birds Includes Target Training Sticks


​Call Prevue for the grate
​They are reopening next Monday

​Prevue Pet Products
224 N Maplewood Ave
Chicago, Illinois 60612
(312) 243-3624




For the record


Andrew Hollingworth states:


I don’t really want to ask things.


I just wanted to say how adorable my budgies are!


If anyone out there needs answers I may have them.


Budgies are social, so I recommend having more than one in the cage.


That’s all!


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Mitch Rezman

He's handled a 1000 birds of numerous species when they visited monthly birdie brunches in the old Portage Park (Chicago, IL) facility. The one with the parrot playground. Mitch has written and published more than 1100 articles on captive bird care. He's met with the majority of  CEO's and business owners for most brands in the pet bird space and does so on a regular basis. He also constantly interacts with avian veterinarians and influencers globally.

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