(Boise, ID USA)
I adopted my Eleanora too about a year ago from a bad situation. I was told he was DNAed male, about 9 yrs old and a horrible screamer. I have had small birds, lovebirds, conurs, pionus, and tiels and he shows NO interst in them. He has out of cage time everyday, actually mostly free runs because he is so good. He seldom screams and when he does it is because he is mad at mom doing something like trying to watch a movie at 2am or something wierd... 99% of the time he just doesn't scream.
A gal heard that I had really good luck with Merlin and basically dropped her Eleanora off at my door. I will have results back in a week but believe she is female as she is a little smaller than Merlin and she is also a doll. She steps up and doesn't scream dispite that being said was her problem.
Merlin immediately went over to her cage and climbed up and started talking and clicking to her and she started talking and licking to him. They seemed fine and still do.
My problem is this, He has never been a biter, only bit me once and it was my fault for moving him too fast and moving the house and it was all crazy. Today, I got home after taking Pretzel to be DNAed and put her in her cage and then went over to give him loves. He bit my arm with my coat still on so it's just bruised. I then offered him a peanut (his favorite) and he bit my finger and broke the tip. Stupid mama still didnt' get the clue and offered him his peanut in a dish and he reached around the dish and bit my other finger. Mama then towled him and put him in his cage where he proceeded to lunge at me.
I'm sorry for the length of this but I don't know what to do to make of this. Is he pissed about Pretzel? Is this mating season and now he has a beautiful female around? I don't really have another room to put Pretzel in and I have tried the last week to make sure he got cuddles and everything just like always...What do I do????