Night guys, fed Robert 90 ml as the 120 ml seems to make him throw up a little.
After I fed him I decided to grab a bite. Took me 45mins to eat as I had to fight off Robert from my plate. He flew up to my lap and I placed him back to the ground then he flew back up to my lap again. This repeated about 12 times. I put him on the table and he jumped back down to my lap. Anywhere I put him he just flew back to my lap. Now that I have finished eating he is just sitting on my stomach licking my top and bottom lips. He is also obsessed with my teeth. Constantly trying to open my mouth. He takes 5 minute breaks to do this erie beak crunching and grinding. Then he goes back to licking my lips and goes back to beak grinding. Why does he grind beak? Beak crunching/grind is loud and it crawls my blood a little.
Can't get him off my stomach. I wanna pee and can't move. Hostage!
You've created a cuddly little monster who doesn't want to be far away from you.
Licking is very common especially with young birds they do this with their parent birds so Robert does this with you because he feels you are his parent.
You will have to stop him from licking your lips and checking out your mouth. Humans have bacteria in their mouths/teeth that can be toxic and dangerous to birds causing things like respiratory infections or it can weaken their immune systems causing them to get very ill so its not a good thing to let Robert check out your lips or mouth. You can kiss him on his upper beak area when you give affection as this won't pass on germs.
Also birds can pass on germs to you, chlamydophila infection is a disease that parrot type birds can carry without them showing any signs that they have this disease.
Another thing to consider is sometime Robert may get angry at you and if he feels like it, he will bite your mouth. Don't let him get into a habit of licking or playing with your lips or mouth where it becomes a habit. We never know when we might upset our little friends and they get angry and lash out. You don't want to have an injury to your mouth from a serious macaw bite!
Now! the beak crunching or grinding is a very good sing to see and hear! I always associate it with why cats purr. Contentment
. Robert is happy and contented and will grind his beak to show this, most parrots do this. My budgie SPX grinds his beak and I'm happy to see and hear him do this.
Its a little odd to see and hear a bird grinding but its something you will get use to in time and its always good to see because you know your bird is happy healthy and content.