I hate to be asking this question, but my husband and Scotty are not getting along and Scotty was meant to be his bird. Now I favor the solution of making Scotty MY bird, but I wonder how many options there are.
Scotty definitely sees me as a mate-figure I am pretty sure. He's sweet to me, almost always and offers me slightly used nuts and pellets with great frequency. He coos to me. He has on occasion during the Spring attempted to have his way with me. I discourage gently the overtly sexual stuff, but I am pretty sure I'm the chosen one in that regard.
He's totally different with my husband. He won't allow his hand in the cage, and when he plays with him from the cage top, it's a fairly aggressive form of play that can turn into biting. He also seems to have a history of rough handling by males, and he doesn't trust my husband's hands to the same degree he does mine. While he has never bitten me seriously (On occasion he grabs my ear with his beak, but has never drawn blood) he has bitten my husband and drawn blood with some frequency. It was very frequent at first and then they seemed to have reached an agreement where Scotty would happily go to him and hang out. But something happened yesterday evening and he got a fairly severe bite to the middle of his finger and he says it was very deliberate/aggressive. He was apparently trying to remove some hair from Scotty's feathers.
His immediate reaction was "I'm done, we have to get rid of him, he's dangerous" to which my immediate reaction was "No way! We'll let him be my bird and get you a bird". I expect he'll probably settle down (the husband, not the bird) but I'm wondering if life as a breeder is an option for him (the bird, not the husband). He was bred by EB who posts here sometimes and I believe he was co-parented. He's actually a great pet for me, his vocalizations are a blast and while I haven't done trick training with him, I think he'd be highly trainable. So I don't think it would be perpetuating bad temperament. The store owner/breeder we got him from said her vet had really wanted him as a breeder but she thought he should be a pet, FWIW. Is this potentially an option if I can't get husband happy again? Not saying I'll do it, probably won't, but is there a demand?