Ok, so I have had my 20 year old macaw (Dakota) for almost a year now. Him and I have really bonded and love him to pieces. My son is 9 and has been around him as well. Dakota would let him my son pet the top of his head occasionally and kept going to him when he was sick. Now that Dakota is all better he is back to trying to bite and being mean to my son. Its like starting over. y son has been bit several times and is trying really hard to be patient with Dakota. He'll talk to him while his in and out of the cage. Lets him eat off his plate at dinner. Any suggestions on how to help them bond more?