I have been very very busy lately and also not home quite as much, so I haven't had as much time for my sweet Lemon Drop and no time to write. Lemon Drop and I kind of stalled out on the training. After I changed one of the out-of-cage perches, it wasn't as easy to practice stepping up with her. Also, she seemed to be going through adolescence, being both more moody and nipping at my fingers more. She was really not interested in stepping up, only in the millet.
I have read a bunch about the biting part, as she has bit my fingers hard enough to actually hurt. This is a fairly new development. It happens most when she is excited by looking at my phone, which she likes not only for its picture taking abilities and moving colors but also because the case makes a great chew toy (fortunately her beak makes zero impression on the case).
Today Lemon Drop was getting in the way of me writing an email because she was so interested in being near me and seeing what I was doing. She landed on my computer, which she has done before. What was new was that she then landed on my hand, even though I had no food in it and hadn't been feeding her. Unfortunately she gave my finger a chomp hard enough to hurt and leave little dents for a while but no broken skin. I told her "no" and moved my hand so she flew away. I probably need to deal with the biting better. But then she even landed on my head for a moment. She has done that before very early on, but it seems like she is much more interested in being close to me right now and very much not afraid of my hands. I can tell she trusts me.
On the positive side, I feel like Lemon Drop and I are communicating better about a few things. When I am checking to see if she is ready for bed because she seems to be napping, she indicates what she wants. When she sees her cage cover, she makes it clear by moving to a certain part of the cage if she is ready or biting at the cover (but not actually biting it) to let me know she needs a little more time.
When I get a chance, I will add some pictures.
Goldenwing and Lemon Drop