I have a thing for animals with attitude. You knew more than I though. Foo was a biter too, and the only bird I had prior was when I was in like 2nd grade I got a parakeet. Who I loved and had through most of high school and then got dumb and it got away outside and was eaten by the neighbors dog. I didn't think I'd ever get another I felt so bad about it. I'm now in my late 40's...so it took me a bit to get over my guilt.