Abused Lori abandoned
We inherited a banded Lori that must have been abused as a young bird. He has two half torn off talons on one claw.
We checked with County Animal control and they ran his band in their computer no owner listed also put pix on Facebook. He is very aggressive and won’t let yo pick him up or go near him with your hand in the cage without seriously going after you. My wife has had blood drawn a few times. On the other hand he like to get close with his face and my face/mouth while I communicate with him with a a mouth sound that he sound responds to with different affectionate tweets some like a song. He also b;inks his blue eyelids and likes my doing the same. That way his is sweet and likes that love. We have a heck of a time getting him back in the cage. Twice I used Lori taking sounds from a video on my smart phone and fresh food in his cage.
2 Questions: #1 Mostly at night he gives a series of short chirps as if he’s trying to clear his throat after chewing on toys or pulling his cardboard paper liner. This sound is different then his big squawks when he wants something.
Do you know why he does this? #2 We would like to find a good home for him because our living room dinning room isn’t watery poop proof and we feed him wet and dry Roudybush powder and diced papaya. Initially he like red seedless grapes but since he has been on Roudybush formula he pays only slight attention to fresh organic fruit. We love him and would like to pet him, but thus far we can’t. We live in Bergen County NJ. Please advise. Thanks. PR