Sulphur Crested Cockatoo chases me to bite my boots.
Hi, I have recently acquired a Major Sulphur Crested Cockatoo. I had a "word" with it's owners whilst on holiday because it was being contained in a cage about half the size of a dining table on the ground. Not even 1 metre high. The result was the bird was given to me to take and the man said it preferred to stay in the cage and it was a biter. HE was kept in the middle of a tourist tiny town. He cannot see out of one eye either. Well it certainly likes to bite me and will run toward me to bite my boots. ( I learned quickly not to wear soft shoes.) I am not sure whether to keep Charlie or pass him on as I already have companion birds and aviary birds (all rescued) and I don't feel I can give Charlie the amount of attention he deserves. HE tends to go for men's boots and sit on them or snuggle up to the legs inside them.. My partner is spending time with Charlie as well but we have recently tamed a galah and need to spend time with him as well. At the moment Charlie is spending time inside and in the back yard which is high and reasonable safe. I will be back to work on Monday and then he will not have people company from 7.30 am til 5 pm. I feel this is too long - I couldn't trust him to go with the galah in case he hurts her and the other aviaries have lorikeets and cockateils which is impossible. Your thoughts please?