Suddenly biting - Princess Parrot
(Korumburra, Victoria, Australia)
I have had my hand reared Princess Parrot, Ringo for about 6 weeks. During our first week I got a few nips whilst we were getting to know each other but for the last week he (or she) is continuously biting me on my hands & face (when on shoulder). He is also 'flitting' around in like a little dance. I have tried some suggestion from breeder friends like saying a firm "No" & putting him in his covered cage for 20 minutes & rewarding small amts of good behaviour with such things as millet.
Trouble is last night he appeared to be enjoying the millet then bit the hand that held the millet. He is in his cage almost constantly.
Could he be a she and could she actually be older than they sold him to me as and could this be broody behaviour? I don't want to pull out the required feathers to get him sexed cause I feel this might be absolutely the last straw!