I got angry and grabbed my screaming Lorikeet. Will she trust me again?
I have enjoyed a perfect relationship with my Rainbow Lorikeet for six months. She is out of her cage and with me almost all day long and lets me pet her constantly. She screams a lot and my neighbors complained and my landlord threatened to make me get rid of her or move. I became so stressed out every time she screamed and I lost it and grabbed her off her stand and yelled at her "shut up, shut up, shut up!" She was obviously stunned and emotionally hurt.
Now she still wants to come out and be on me all day and she lets me pet her head, but she is not as relaxed and doesn't seem to enjoy it as much as before nor want the petting as eagerly as she did before the grabbing. She also backs up a little bit onto my back when I reach up to pet her.
Have I permanently destroyed the trusting bond we enjoyed or will she come around with patience and love and become the relaxed, eager to be petted companion that she was before I grabbed her? I am heartbroken and angry at myself. Please respond. Thank you.