Quaker acting weird - flying into kitchen
I have had my Quaker parrot for three years. Just yesterday she has been acting weird. I have an open-area small house and she has freedom to fly from dining room to living room to be with us. All this time she's been happy with just that but yesterday she started flying into the kitchen. It does not have a door and is connected to the dining room. She seems to be only landing on my butcher block cabinet. I have had the same cabinet since she's been with us and the only things on top are a ceramic kitchen utensil holder, a knife block and an upright divider that holds bills. When she flies there and I try to get her off, she gets really angry and bites hard. I put her back to cage and she flies over again and again. I tried putting several things on or near the cabinet to discourage her from flying there but she does it anyway.
I don't want to lock her up all day but I do not want her going into the kitchen because it's not safe. This morning, as soon as I opened the cage to feed her and clean it, she flew to the cabinet. I remembered she's afraid of my Swiffer Wet Jet mop and I put that in front of the cabinet and so far she has stayed away from it. The kitchen does not have any windows and is always dark unless I'm in there, but even the darkness doesn't discourage her. I was going to temporarily hang a sheet in the doorway until she gets over this little obsession as I do not want to have her wings clipped.