So I know that I haven't been on very much lately, but being a high school senior has been realllly hectic so far!
Anyway, my question is how do you know if your bird is actually bonded to you or not? Ringo's hand tame and will step up 99 percent of the time, but usually just for me.
However, he's kind of been territorial lately, as in ruffling his neck feathers and clicking/grinding his beak at me when I try to take him from his cage or play stand.
He also will not tolerate me touching him anywhere except sometimes his tummy, and if I try to give him scritches on his head or bad, he either flies away or nips at me.
He's never actually bitten me hard, even when he's being grumpy at me.
So I'm just wondering if Ringo just sees me as a perch and dislikes me or does he actually like me? I sit and talk/sing to him, have him out with me around the house, and try to feed him fruits/veggies when I'm eating them, but all he'll take is millet.
Is it possible he just isn't very playful or cuddly?
Sorry this is so long, but I know it's usually best to explain as much as I can.
Hopefully you guys will be able to give me some insight into this.