My Senegal Parrot Socrates
Hello Brenda, My Senegal Parrot Socrates; his behavior towards me changed. And I don’t understand why. He was originally very friendly towards me. But recently he has become extremely frightened. He used to let me pet his head. He used to sit on my shoulder sometimes. But when he bit me once on my ear; that was it. It had happened a couple of times. And sometimes he gave a clicking sound. When he had come out of his cage he went flying out of fear. I never did anything to frighten him. I am more frightened now of him and he is frightened of me. I read on Lafeber’s website about parrot behavior. It said to stay away when they give off a clicking sound. I honestly don’t know what the clicking sound means. I try to trust him but it is very hard. He was never like this before. But he has been this way for quite some time. I am so afraid that he will bite me. I know he loves attention from me, but I cannot tell if he will bite me if I try to pet his head. Is it hormonal. Although I don’t understand what that means. He is a gorgeous bird. He is alone in his cage. Surrounded by my other baby birds in other cages that have companions. I believe he needs his space. He tends to cower in a plush hut that I put in his cage for him. He feels safe and secure. And I don’t want to take it away from him. Because he needs his security. Why did his personality change. Is it something I did or did not do for him. I love him so very much. And I want him to be happy and healthy. Thank you Brenda.
Sincerely, Michelle Gintzler