Change of behavior
I have a 6 year old Meyer's parrot which we adopted 2 years ago. He has been "my" bird exclusively, much to the chagrin of my very bird-interested partner. This bird has been very affectionate toward me up until yesterday. I noticed he had a broken wing feather (halfway up the shaft, a mature feather, not one with a growing base)which seemed to be bothering him. I went to cover him in a towel so that he would not bite when I was holding him. He yelled like was killing him.
I've never had to cover him like this. I took care of the feather and returned him to his cage. Since then, he acts totally afraid of me and won't let me anywhere near him. He will take a treat from my hand but very nervously.
How do I get my loving, affectionate bird back?