Lorikeet suddenly biting
(Narangba Queensland Australia)
Lorikeet - beautiful girl, 4 years old found as baby runner hiding in a bush, can't fly and allowed me to pick her up. She's been my sole mate for 3 years hand fed, great companion, with me inside and outside but suddenly started biting me severely in the presence of my husband and boys (as they entered the room or came close to me, while we were sitting at the table, in the lounge with my boys etc last year, for 1 year now.
A breeder tells me that I am so unlucky to have a female and this must be devastating for me knowing how much I love her and she still appears to love me. Yes, this is devastating. My eldest son and husband know how to play with her and all that she likes as she was always with me. Scratching her on the back though is something I tell them not to do observing her reaction. She loves them too so I know she's happy. I sit and watch and enjoy seeing her play. She talks very clearly. I clean her cage daily, feed and scratch her through the bars now, but this is so upsetting.
She still appears to want to come to me when out of the cage and when the men are out, but her bite is off-putting as they take some time to heal. Is it best to let everything stay the same, with my husband and son, or should I let her breed?