rainbow lorikeet biting

by hayley
(noosa, qld, australia)

My beautiful hand raised lorikeet "poppy" often out of no where will attack me and bite hard. he is like this towards me not my partner joel. I spend all day working from home, he gets constant attention from me, but often he will be on me cuddling/having a scratch the all of a sudden a bite. my partner and I are not sure what or where this behaviour came from? or how can we stop this? he is a lovely bird loves a cuddle and loves to play nicely and rough. any advice would be great. hayley