Rainbow Lorikeet has turned on me after a year of no problems!!
I have a 1.5 year old male rainbow lorikeet (Toby), he was hand reared and we got him when he was 9 weeks. He has always LOVED me and not really liked my boyfriend, I could cuddle him, tickle him, and he always wanted to be on my shoulder.
My boyfriend went away last weekend and all over a sudden Toby started attacking my hand. He would make crazy noises, start ducking his head, then just rip into the skin on my hand. I couldn't get him off and was desperately trying to get him back in his cage. This happened about ten times through the weekend - my hand is absolutely torn up and infected, and I'm really upset that my little Toby has turned on me! It's like he has been possessed.
Can anyone help??? He has also been trying to hump my hands a lot over past few months, not sure if that has anything to do with this?