I have had my lovebird for about 4 months now. (her name is Pokey).
I have had a rather hard time getting her to bond with me because we have a small dog and a guinea pig, both of which, Pokey seemed to want to hang out with instead of me.
Anyway, a couple of weeks ago, I made a breakthrough. Using one of my dog's squeeky toys, I managed to get Pokey to fly onto my shoulder. After a few times with the squeeky toy, she started coming to me even without me using the toy.
She comes to me when I enter the room and plays around with my ears and my hair, and when I'm sitting on the couch with my feet up she will come and play with my toes. (Yes, it tickles.)
Ok, so my problem is this. She is still afraid of my hands. If I put my hand up to my shoulder, she will fly away. Same thing if I'm on the couch.
Can anybody suggest any ways to get her used to my hands?
Or is it just a matter of time?
I would appreciate any suggestions.
Tony, in Connecticut.