ugh....Willie our quaker hates me.
We recently adopted a 1yr old quaker parrot.
He is very tame with his original owners and was only slightly shy when we got him home.
Immediately started chattering away with both my husband and I while being very cautious with our 6yr old.
In the following days he became increasingly affectionate with my husband and increasingly hostile towards me.
Now, I can no longer even pet him. I swear he tries to trick me to come closer to him so he can bite me.
He says "step up" "step up"
and so I present my hand CHOMP!
yesterday he strolled over to me on the couch and was kind of kissing (?) my arm...almost grooming it I would say. And then CHOMP.
The petstore where the original owners purchased him say he was NEVER a biter...they loved him. They could do anything with him.
She suggested that I exclusively feed him "baby-mash" from a syringe for a week...3 times a day. Then he'll soften up to me since he "needs me for something"
I started that yesterday...but seriously...I think he hates me MORE today.
He'll come off this cage and stand on the arm of the love seat while I feed him...then he immediately climbs his cage and yells at me.
He did step up once for me...but I think he did only to get a better bite in.
HARD! He's left marks!