I'll try to give you some details about Pablo, my budgie, so perhaps someone could offer some advice regarding my situation.
He's about 9 months old now, and I've been through quite a bit of little phases with him, teaching him to step up, offering different veggies, getting him accustomed to vitamins, etc., so he's on the road to being a healthy tamed budgie!
He loves to cuddle and get his neck and jawline scratched, and he can say a few phrases now too since I've spent so much time with him, I'm proud (he pretty much learned on his own!).
I became very happy when he started coming out of his cage and exploring the room. I let him fly wherever he wants, which is usually on top of me to play. At night time he has to go back to his cage and is covered until the next morning.
And now my problem-
Recently, Pablo has developed an affliction for my television. He stands on the top of it and defends it in a very territorial fashion. He ignores my calls to fly to me, and he will not step up, or allow me to take him back to his cage. Instead he becomes violent and attacks me, biting, gripping, and chewing for as long as he possibly can.
I try not to react to the biting other than offering a firm "no" or "ah, ah", and I carry him back to the cage while he's gripping me and close the door, keeping him in "time out" for a little while. Now he screeches and yells at me, and if I give him another chance and open his cage, he flies directly to the top of the TV and we're back to square one.
I'm out of ideas, and I don't want this to continue, but I'm really at a loss for a method that will function. Can anyone please offer some advice?
Thank you so much