I imagine that Louie follows the aforementioned sentiment on a daily basis. As much as I adore the rascal, he drives me batty frequently… but then, I’m definitely feeding into those behaviors.
Seriously, what a pain! He shows very little interest in toys, bags, crinkly objects, etc–unless I’m ignoring him while he’s out (you know, like when I’m staring at pesky grading?)
His obnoxious behaviors (like the one above) stem from the fact that they get my attention; kissy noises not working? Regurgitating for my toes producing no effect? Better chew on a bag or some books!
I have to wonder how many parrots are given up because their owners don’t realize that they are frequently the cause of a developing behavioral issue.
Today, I hereby resolve to give Louie the attention he so desires BEFORE he starts being bratty. =)