Last night Greta was having one of her snuggly moods and ignored The Eggs in favor of sitting on Mommy and getting scritches. Maggie flew over and landed on my leg and before I could scoop Greta up -- I saw Maggie giving her the stink eye -- Maggie pecked her HARD and yanked some feathers out. Poor Greta squawked and flew away to the hanging lamp and I grabbed Maggie and put her in her cage and shut the door and went after Greta. I examined her thoroughly and didn't find any wounds. I guess the feathers were the only damage. But she got a lot of petting and kissing and "poor baby"ing, anyway. I said to Maggie, "You're in time out. We do NOT peck each other" (I could have sworn I heard Jade chuckle at that, probably thinking, "Speak for yourself, Mom.") And Maggie had to stay in her cage overnight. It was almost bedtime, anyway. I let her out this morning.
Maggie sometimes pecks Benjy like that, but he's such a pest and always buzzing her and I don't blame her for getting fed up with that. But poor Greta is the sweetest and least demanding bird you can imagine, so on those rare occasions when she wants some lovins, the last thing she needs is an oversize pidge yanking some of her feathers out in a jealous snit.