Quaker biting and screaming

I have a two year old Quaker. He usually rides on my husbands shoulder. However, yesterday when my husband came home from work, he started biting him HARD and screaming. He will nuzzle up to me or his "pinkie" toy and actually "mate" with pinkie. That is when he tries to attack my husband. Is it mating time? What do I do to get him to act the way he did before his mating rituals?
He has recently been changed over to the pellet training diet. Could this be the reason for the change?

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Feb 11, 2012
Quaker biting and screaming
by: Tracie

Switching it's diet has nothing to do with the hormonal behavior. The bird has picked you as it's favored flock member, so you can help the bird to not bite your husband. Please read our "answer for biting green cheek conure" article on our Parrot Training page along with the other training articles.

My husband was our bird's preferred flock member, and started biting me. He was able to train the bird to not bite me because the bird wanted to please him.

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