I just got my Red-Lored baby back after about 10 years. She’d been caged, and was desperate for contact and attention. I’ve been taking her with me from room to room when I can, and she even rides on the (electric) mower handle when I mow. Recently, she doesn’t want to leave the shower curtain rod in the morning, when it’s time for me to go, refusing to step up, even “striking” when I extend my hand. Is this a dominance thing, due to being “up high”? She’s the sweetest bird, very cuddly and responsive. She was very amenable to being asked to “step up” for the first month or so, but now seems to be confident enough to “sass”. I can’t just leave her there for the day, even with food and water (although I did do that the other day when I had to leave quickly). I don’t want to end up having control battles. How should I proceed?