What happened to my Parrotlet? Training question
About six months ago, I bought two parrotlets: A male and a female.
At first, Jellybean, the female, was the friendly and curious one. I had taught her to step up, and I worked with her daily. As time went on, Jellybean began acting strange. She no longer wanted me to touch her, and she started attacking her mate. It got to the point that I finally had to separate them. I hoped that since I had to put them appart, maybe, just maybe, she would become friendly again. But that didn't happen....She still freaks out when I open her cage door just to feed her. And if I manage to get close enough to her to get her to step up, she won't do it unless I offer my entire hand. If I offer just a finger, she acts like she's scared that she's going to fall. I still try to talk and work with her daily, but I'm scared it will stress her out even more, so I can't do much with her.
I worked with her mate, Ocean, as well, but he was more shy. But he now steps up confidently, and is learning tricks!
But what happened to my Jellybean? Any suggestions are welcome! Thank you for any help!