Okay, so, I'm very aware that parrots are often 'one person' birds, and really only bond to one member of the family, but, I am having difficulty with even basic tasks with these birds.
In the short time they've been with us, they've bonded completely with my husband (which was a bit of a surprise I guess, they are in my home office near me all the time, Nathan even specifically put them with me since he felt bad that his cockatiel loved him most) which I really don't mind--But I've become a symbol of hatred for these birds I guess!
Regular cage maintenance like cleaning and even feeding lands me with DEEP HARD bites. I know not to react and all that but it doesn't seem to help in this situation. The parrots are very territorial.
I wake up earlier than my husband, their cage is in the office, so part of my morning routine is to say hello and good morning to the birds. I'm generally greeted with screams and beak banging against the cage--this is as opposed to when my husband wakes them up, greeted with happy chattering and desiring to be pet. If I have to give them new food or water I often have to distract them on the opposite end of the cage--otherwise the birds will lunge and chase me down until they get to my hand and bite, and not a test or warning bite either!
I know the rules, I know you aren't supposed to react to a bite, don't want to teach them that they get their way. Still hasn't slowed it down one bit, though! Even feeding favorite treats doesn't spare my fingers.
This isn't specifically just in the cage--though they are very cage territorial towards me.
I'm not expecting a miracle. Yes I will admit I let my feelings get hurt, I know it's silly. I guess I just would like to at least be considered neutral rather than something to be feared!
I do follow video tutorials and read up on behaviors, but it's tough. It's not quite like a wild untame bird, they are super tame and sweet towards other people in the home. It's not even specific to my husband, they act the same whether or not he is in the room/if I was spending time with him.
Are there any specific training or bonding techniques I could try? I'm sorry if I sound so silly. I know birds can pick favorites and I know that birds sometimes can decide they don't like someone for whatever reason. Sorry for the long post, anyway.