I'm fortunate that Elvis has never really bitten but he'll definitely "beak" me if I try to get him to step up on my hand. He's rehomed too. Elvis has been through a lot of homes. I'm not sure why because he's sweet. But apparently, he wouldn't step up at all- not even the shoulder thing- and the woman who had him before me taught him to do that. I tried to get him to step up on a perch but it terrified him. Which made me concerned about what may have happened in the past to scare him so. He's also very fearful of towels which makes me think he was grabbed and toweled a lot. The one thing about goffins is they seem to be super smart and settle into routines really well. Like within a week, Elvis was putting himself back in his cage when he knew it was time for me to leave for work. Bedtime is a bit more of a challenge because he wants to sleep on you, not in his cage. LOL. But he's really not too bad about going in.