HELP! My baby is biting!
Hello! So I actually just got my first Quaker parrot a little over a month ago. And we have bonded very quickly! He’s not entirely comfortable with being pet yet, but he’s very loving and chatty and whenever I leave the room he’ll call out for me to make sure I’m okay! He’s not happy unless he spends at least a couple hours on my shoulder or in the same room as me. I generally wake up at 11 and the first thing I do is let him out of his cage and he’s out until bedtime, which is either 10 or 11. He’s basically spoiled and needs for nothing. A couple of days ago I noticed he started molting and I was very excited, but nervous to see how things may change for the time being.
Sadly, he’s started biting me! At first it was just gentle nibbles on my ear and then it would progress to curiosity about my mole on my neck. I didn’t stop him from messing with it because he was quite gentle. Then he ripped a chunk of it off and I yelped and immediately put him back on his perch. Since then though, he’ll still let me pick him up and hold him like normal and chatter with me, but he will bite me EVERYWHERE to the point that I’m bleeding. He does tiny little sharp nicks. He seems to be getting sad because I’m not holding him as much, but I don’t think I can loose anymore blood! He’s still sweet and not grouchy, which is why I’m not 100% sure it’s because he’s molting
Can someone give me a little bit of insight into this behavior and some way for me to combat it before it becomes a naughty habit??! Thank you!