I took Hardy out today to watch the latest episode of Hoarders with me. Clearly he was NOT in the mood for socializing. He didn't bite me when I asked him to step up, but when I put him on the couch next to me, he growled at me for an hour. When I asked him to step up to go back to his cage, he charged at me with his beak open. So I thought I'd take some pics of the extremely ticked off pionus!
You can see the weird little bend he gets in his back where his tail meets his body. When I see this bend, I know I'll get chomped HARD if I persist. And if he drops his wing to the ground, he REALLY means business! Not only will he bite, but he'll charge across the sofa to bite me. Little brat!