Take it opposite what is meant by most, and you’ve got seriously the best advice you can take if you ever want to win the trust of a rehomed parrot… She needs to be a bit spoiled for a bit. 🙂
Spare that rod–no negative reinforcement; praise for what you want, don’t scold for what you don’t. Spoil the child–shower her with treats whenever you need her to associate wonderful things with a person or place!
Check it–when Vi waddled over to see what we were eating, I decided to take her upstairs to the big bird stand again and keep her there longer while I graded to see how she’d tolerate it.
She LOVED it.
Once again, she didn’t want to step up to go home (one hour later…) but I wouldn’t let her bully me into it and insisted she step up (with a closed fist turned towards her so she’d have less to grip if she DID bite hard). Success!
Going on two months without a single chomp. Will wonders never cease?