Hello, I really need some help and advice. I'm sorry it's so long... I have taken the heartbreaking decision to rehome my beloved OWA and it isn't really a decision rather than a necessity for my family's safety. I have had him for 14 years, rescued from a breeder who kept him in filthy conditions having rejected him for not breeding. Looking was fatal and I took him straight back home with me. He is 20 now. He has some behavioural problems and I have persevered and found ways to overcome things over the years, training him to become tame and come out of his shell to become quite a sweet little bird when he wanted to be, but now I have to consider my children's safety. After a few years of getting him bonded to me in my mid 20s, he used to be so cuddly and sweet, we even found ways to handle his excessive screaming even though at one point my partner and I almost went our separate ways because of it. Since the birth of my now two year old son, my OWA has become snappy and aggressive towards both me and him. I kept thinking it would settle in time but most recently he got down on the floor and then got spooked because I got up quickly to stop him chewing our furniture, and he went crazy and flew up and started trying to attack my face. The next day when I handled him he lunged up and grabbed my chin and refused to stop biting me. He did considerable damage to my face as he was hanging off me. He wouldn't let go and I had to wrestle him off after blood started pouring everywhere and the excessive pain left me with no choice. Since then he will not let me handle him and to be honest I'm quite frightened of him. And he is really angry and aggressive now, lunging towards me every time he sees me or if I move a muscle near him. When given the chance he tries to fly at my face again. I'm having to resort to ushering him around with a stick just to get him in his sleep cage at night whilst wearing a coat for protection and not letting him escape and fly up to my face. I used to handle him in and out of everywhere without a second thought. The trust it took 14 years to establish has seemingly been destroyed. It is one thing that he has savaged me in such an aggressive way but if he ever did anything like that to my son I would never forgive myself. He could easily blind him as he could have done to me. I am currently 37 weeks pregnant with our second child so I have another person's safety to consider and another source of jealousy for my bird on its way. I gave him the benefit of the doubt for so many years but now I have other defenceless people to seriously consider. My partner has been able to handle him on occasion but they never really bonded or even liked each other much. Indifferent I think is the best description. He also works away for a few weeks at a time then is home for a few weeks on a constant rota so there has never been any stability for them to build any kind of relationship. My bird has bitten my and my partner's fingers a few times over the many years but we're now on a whole different level of aggression and danger and there are now small children involved. Sadly whereas in my 20s I had all the time in the world to train him, I now have small children who will take up so much of my time I can't even begin to think about starting all over again with a parrot, especially one I don't trust not to potentially savage my children, or my face again for that matter, and who has quite clearly decided he doesn't like me anymore. It is a horrible decision to have to make and I will be devastated to give him up but I have to think about children's welfare first. I have spent hours searching the web for sanctuaries and charities that rehome parrots but I am at a loss as to what to do. I was looking at this website: Yet another bird charity website/contact us.shtml as it seems to be one of the more established ones who contract the birds to their ownership despite who rehomes them, but then I stumbled across an old thread on this website regarding rehoming a feather plucking African Grey and a member called Lou was saying sanctuaries or rehoming charities are not the best idea and suggesting someone on this forum might be willing to take that particular parrot on. Now a feather plucker I can fully understand however I don't know anyone who would consider taking on a screaming orange wing with a known tendency to attack but I thought I would just try and get some advice. He is actually very well behaved for other people like my mum as he has been to stay with her for extended periods of time in the past for various reasons and shown no screaming or aggression, but she isn't prepared to take him on given the difference in their ages and the fact that her grandchildren will inevitably spend time at her house. He also spent many years going to daily parrot day care when I worked too far away to pop back home during the day to see him, and he was always a different bird there. Calm, happy, settled. I think overbonding to me triggered the screaming and agitation at home and now jealousy from that overbonding is causing severe aggression. I'd love for him to find a new home where perhaps he could have a one to one relationship again with someone as that is when he seems at his happiest. And I would really like to keep in touch with any future owner from time to time to see how he's doing. I will miss him so much but I'm missing him already because he's changed so much recently and isn't the same bird as I once knew. There seemed to be quite a bit of concern over the subject of sending your parrot to a rehoming charity on this forum so I could really do with some advice. If you got this far, thank you so much for reading.