Well, I gotta say I don't think my boy is neurotic, thank heavens.
He had a really bad experience (but he did start out in an
extremely loving environment before the people had kids, etc...so
he has a good base) but my bird people feel it was totally
environmental because he is the most MELLOW little fellow, not
scared of anything, not phobic. But I can read him like a
book...just before he starts talking up a storm he gets
very "silly" with a lot of beak rubbing and then pops his foot in
his mouth...he'll walk three steps and put another toe in his
mouth...over and over. I asked my bird folks about it and they
said it's nust a nervouse habit like someone who talks rocking from
side to side on their feet. Does anyone else have a birdie who
does this? It is REALLY FUNNY to watch. It reminds me of when a
young child starts getting really silly...