Newly adopted 5yr old Meyers parrot biting issues
(san clemente, ca)
Hi I hope someone can help me. I purchased a Meyers parrot for my birthday last Thursday. At the bird store I visited this bird Wed and Thur before purchasing. The bird was on the front counter on an open perch. The bird was very friendly, had a soft look to her eyes and rode around on my shoulder happily. She was not nippy, was very quiet and talked well. These are all the reasons I fell in love with her(or him).
Thursday she was well mannered and delt with the ride home and new cage well. Friday morning I took her out and she violently bit my lower lip, puncturing it and giving me a fat lip. I chalked it up to new environment. I put her on the floor for a minute to correct her. Put her back in her cage for 20 min. She was friendly and talkative the rest of the day. Saturday she was the same, friendly and playful. We let her out for an hour or two with with rests in her cage in between. Then at 5 pm when while riding on my shoulder she freaked out and attacked my face again. This time puncturing my cheek. Again I earthquaked her and put her on the floor.
I guessed she may have been overloaded and tired and put her to bed. Then Sunday I let her eat and sleep(seems to be a routine in am from old home) She seemed to prefer to come out to play after 2pm. So I tried to calmly take her out at 2pm. This time she was calm until I was a ft from her cage when she bit my hand this time....I was keeping her far from my face. These are not nips these are violent attacks that draw blood.
I moved her from a tall cage to a shorter cage so she was below chest level, I have moved her to a quieter room, I have sat and talked with her last night. She scream s for me it I am not in room. She reached thru bars to hold my finger but her eyes pin and she tries to bit me thru cage and if I am not available will bit her own leg. I am confused and in pain. Should I take her back?