Hi! I have noticed within the last number of weeks my scaly breasted lorikeet has gained a habit of excessive scratching. It always appears to be the same spot on her neck where she will scratch repetitively even when offered a distraction. I haven't noticed her doing it in her cage or my shoulder just mainly when she is perched on my finger. It's something I've noticed over a few months however in the last couple weeks it has been happening more frequently. I tried checking the area for something that might be causing it but couldn't see anything. It may also be important to note that occassionally when on the bottom of her cage she would repetitively stomp one of her feet. I had an ongoing battle with ants and always assumed one had crawled on her foot and was irritating her. I've also noticed it when I put eucalyptus leaves or flowers there and so I figured that they similarly irritated her feet when she walked over them. Someone suggested it could be a kind of nervous habit but I'm not sure as to what the cause would be, particularly when it's only displayed while on my fingers. I also assume she is female but she has not been DNA sexed. Anyway I'm curious if anyone has had similar problems or have any idea what the cause could be. Any advice or ideas is appreciated.