Cockatoo behavior changes
(Mission Viejo, CA)
I have an umbrella cockatoo who recently has been squawking more than usual. It seems to escalate more each time I give him attention. It's as if he's being bratty and wants more. Anyone who starts to give the attention (cuddle or petted) he will squawked more when they come around. The worsted part is his refusal to return into his cage after cuddling him for a time. He gets aggressive and seems to want to bite. So I'm becoming fearful, very stressed at his continual squawking and aggressive behavior changes.