Parrotlet Biting Hard
Well I have two parrotlets and they both have their own set of problems; both can fly they are separated because Annie plucks and Raphie is aggressive. They are both in a huge flight cage. Raphie is hand tamed, can step up do tricks and can be lovable, but over the past year he has been become a terror. He is biting a lot and they are hard bites they leave marks on my skin and sometimes they are so bad I bleed. I never make him do something and always ask him to step up, if he does not want to I wait for him to come out and fly to me. But, mostly every time I put my hand near him or his cage or even when he sees me he goes berserk! I cannot even open the cage to feed him I have to distract him in order to feed him and give him water, he sometimes flies out of the cage and attacks me. If he is out and calm he can be good and cuddly but usually gets excited fluffs up and attacks my neck, hands, and Annie (the other parrotlet) as well. I have toys for him when he is out and I try to offer him a toy in this excited state but he seems to like to stab my neck. I tired timeouts, teaching him gentle beak and ignoring and even sad faces but he honestly he is Jekyll and Hyde.I also have been taking him out separately from Annie because of his attitude. This is affecting our relationship and I am trying to improve it by working with him, I usually read to him, but he always does his freak-outs and most likely I end up getting stabbed. I am trying to build a relationship with him from the cage but he still want’s to eat my face. I am encouraging good behaviour with treats and my voice but he just will not stop stabbing everyone and lacking to skin. Please help me.