My Quaker Parrot turned into a monster overnight
I have a two year old Quaker named Rocky (not sure if its male or female) and what was once a loving, fun, gentle bird literally turned into an aggressive, vicious monster overnight. He was a little cranky the night before, biting and charging at me and I thought it was because he was tired so I covered the cage and put him to bed.
This morning he did his usual good morning chirp from under the cover and I gave him breakfast and cleaned the cage like I do every day. He suddenly became aggressive, running around on the table and picking things up and throwing them like Godzilla and when I tried to go near him he was charging and biting me, he even tore a piece of flesh from my thumb.
I finally got him back in the cage and he stayed on the bottom and tore the place apart. He wouldn't eat anything and hung out on the bottom of the cage for most of the day. Everytime I went near the cage he would charge and try to bite me through the bars.
I am the one he bonded with and the only one who can pick him up but he does tolerate petting from my husband. Neither one of us can get near him now, it's like having a gorilla in a cage. I'm afraid to go near him because he attacks so ferociously and it hurts!
Any ideas what could have caused such a personality change overnight?