Sitting on the front steps
I’ve had my Quaker for about a month and a half now and I can’t really tell if I formed a bond with him or not. I let him out of his cage and he comes out and plays with his toys on the outside of his cage. He even rides on my sholder when I walk around the house sometimes. He used to be semi-friendly but lately is not so much. He still takes food from my hand but very cautiously like I could grab him and hurt him at any moment. He kinda avoids riding on my shoulder now. Sometimes when I get near he screams and kind growls. He’s been pretty loud lately and it’s sounds like he growls more. I think it’s maybe because I got a new bird and it has to live in the same room I have him in but In different cages of course that are a ways apart. My Quaker doesn’t like either of the birds in the room and actively tries to attack if he’s mad. He once flew over and bit my little budgies foot while he was in his cage so now I don’t let him roam around anymore. This could be part of the problem he used to have free range of the room but now I have to put him in his cage when I leave. He hates it. I don’t know what to do. I’ve tried stick training but he’s too stubborn and won’t step up unless he’s offered eggs or zucchini. But half of the time that doesn’t even work anymore. He’s just won’t step up. So when I put him in his cage I have to gently grab him. I’ve also been giving him medicine for the last 3 days and I think he hates me now. I still have 5 more days of Medicine two times a day too go. He doesn’t like the syringe and I have to grab him with a towel but he still manages to escape the towel sometimes. He won’t open his mouth for the syringe once I have him toweled so I kinda have to force his mouth open because there’s no other way to give him the medicine. I always make sure to give him plenty of treats afterward though. But now because of the medicine he runs away if I get to close and only sometimes excepts food from my hands. He started biting my hands a lot if I get to close. What do I do? Have I lost his trust forever?