Sengal - has gone from my best friend to terrified of me.
I bought my senegal parrot at the age of 3 as a hand-reared bird and have had him for 12 years. We've always been very close and I'm usually the only person that can deal with him.
I've tried very hard to keep him out and well socialised with others and, apart from being protective of me and easily annoyed or spooked by others, he's been the perfect companion in several homes over the years.
Since moving 3 months ago, into a shared house (2x adult couples), his behavour has changed completely. The first couple of months were as normal he came out and met everyone and I fed and played with him in the usual routine, but he was possibly out of the cage for slightly less time (normally out all the time I'm in the house). Also his cage is now in our bedroom rather than the living room.
He now appears to be terrified of me, I can ask him to step up but any movement sends him screaming and fluttering away. The only person he willingly goes to is the other female member of the household.
He hasn't even tried to bite me, something he was prone to in the past with other people.
Just wondered if it's something that I've caused, if I can rectify it and what the best cousre of action might be. He's likely to injure himself through these panic attacks.