Hello! My name is Jenna and I am a brand new love bird owner. I've had birds before: parakeets, cockateils, finches. About 2 days ago I purchased a 15 week old, hand fed, and now weened, peach faced love bird.
I will say right now that I hate getting bitten, but I know that comes with the territory, unfortunately. The store told me to start handling her right away, however I have been too nervous to get started. I eventually want my love to bond with me and sit on my shoulder...a buddy. Any suggestions on how to do this? I've read a lot of stuff online, but I am still nervous. I don't want to hurt her in any way.
She seems to warming up to me but is still very hesitant aBout my presence. This morning while I was holding a millet spray in her cage she would eat off it but stay about 1 inch or more away from my hand.