I recently purchased an 8 month old Sun Conure....
I purchased an 8 month old non sex determined Sun Conure 3 weeks ago from a bird store and for lack of what to call it I just go with her since she is so pretty =)
But anyway, she was a hand fed parrot and was taught how to step up on fingers but what bothers me is that she is a biter! Is that something that will go away with time?
I am the one that feeds her and attempts to play with her daily but I cant get close to her without her hissing and trying to nab my finger. I have never been able to touch her or show her love as she thinks I am trying to hurt her.
Everything that I have read talks about older birds and why they are starting to bite and scream but with her being new I am hoping that she is just learning her surroundings (even though its almost been 4 weeks that I have had her).
I am not sure how to go about getting her used to play time or even how to introduce her to this as I cannot even get close enough to her to even try! I talk to her and tell her how pretty she is when she spreads her wings and fluffs her feathers out and I think she understands it cause she always does it when I come by her from being in another room for a period of time.
Her wings are clipped so when she tries to fly from being on top of her cage she will step up on my finger to let me put her back should I try walking around with her to let her know that I am not a mean person and that I just want to love her? I hate to think that I will have a bird who hates me for 25-30 years! How long does it usually take for a bird to get to know someone and trust them? Will she ever come around?