This is my new flock member. He is a little over 3mo. His wings were clipped and he can't fly (I won't have them clipped, I will let them grow back). He is in quarantine and will be kept in a different room to the tiels with an air purifier in the same room. He loves banana and though currently on a seed diet will be transitioned to a pellet + fresh fruit/veg. He seemed very itchy when i adopted him but seems much happier after a misting. I haven't decided between "Richie" and "Reacher" as a name, though I am hoping for something more inspired.
He has been asking to come out of his cage when he sees me since day 1 and immediately steps onto my finger. He enthusiastically shreds his balsa wood toy. I have ordered some boings for the different cages. When i pick him up he likes to jump on my shoulder but is VERY bitey. And though he is a diminutive little guy it seriously hurts. Ears, fingers, cheek, and he gets cranky over something
. I'm not sure if he's reacting to my boys in other rooms or needs something and isn't getting it. I gave him some comfort feedings the first few days but he tired of those and refuses. I've given him some sunflower seeds to reinforce not trying to give my ear a third piercing and I don't yell. Anyone have any other ideas? Thanks!