Dawn C. asks,
My conures cage at night it is in our lounge where we watch tv hence there is some light from the tv etc.
Also, he has become quite hormonal and aggressive towards me over the last 2 months whereas he was quite the opposite before spending lots of time with me now I am very wary of him and at times fearful of him attacking me.
What can I do to get back the loving funny bird he used to be. Btw he is very gentle with my husband.
Covering your bird at night is a good idea if you are sharing the same room for TV, walking around, talking, etc at night. We cover our birds during their 12-hour dark time as well. They can hear us, but they can rest without lights and seeing movement.
This is the time of year when even the sweetest birds turn into raging beasts due to hormones.
March and April are very hard on our birds that already suffer from the dim lighting in our homes year-round.
We recommend keeping their hormones level year-round with a strong full spectrum or bright daylight bulb in a fixture within 6-12 inches above the bird’s cage on a timer 12 hours on and 12 hours off.
We do 8:30 am to 8:30 pm which works well in our time schedule.
We recommend this setup for one single bird.
You should see results within 30 days.
You can find all of our lighting items here.
I recommend that you read our BLOG articles on Lighting and hormones
This one is good. Lighting Thing Wrong
I hope this helps.