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Old 02-21-2018, 12:06 PM
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Honestly.... I don't know what to say guys... Not sure about the Grey, but I was surely about to pluck myself because I was worried. THANK YOU!!!

I am sorry if I am annoying you guys with all these questions, but I couldn't really help myself.

Thanks for all the advice and secrets they are safe with me .
He seems to adjust to the new toy I placed. It was sitting 2 steps away from the cage for 2 days for him to get used to it, because he was terrified of it initially. Then I placed in on the outer side of the cage for a day and finally I moved it in today. He was worried at first but in about 15 minutes he started playing.

He or she (haven't performed a test yet) has no name yet, we are still so excited with him that no name sounds good enough for him/her .
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Old 02-21-2018, 12:27 PM
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It just takes time I had a friend years ago who had a sweet little Budgie and for his life couldn't think of a proper name for him..he ended up calling him "NoName" lol.



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Hello guys. Today he finally stepped up. Took a lot of bribing and guiding him with a treat very close to his beak but he finally managed. I praised him, gave him even more treats but he was standing very hesitantly and shaking as he was loosing balance even though I tried to keep my hand as steady as possible. A few tries later he managed to do it even without a treat, so YAY.

The problem that I have now is that as soon as he steps up he starts to bite the finger he is standing on. At first he applies very small pressure as if he is playing but every next bite is stronger and stronger to the point that he stripped some skin off my finger and I bled a little. While he is doing that I am resisting the pain and don't shake my hand no matter what but it doesn't help. The technique to push my finger to words him with a firm NO is impossible as he is standing on that very finger.

What should I do in this case?
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When he starts to bite, before itís too hard, I would move my hand a bit to throw him off balance and once he lets go set him down. Rinse and repeat. Donít move your had as to make him fall off, just enough to unsettle just a bit so he will let go. When he steps up nicely, praise. When he bites and you have to set him down, a firm no and walk away. Even though he acts like he doesnít want to come to you, he does. Greys are social and donít like being alone. He will get it. I also recommend birdman666 threads on training in the grey forum. There isnít anyone more qualified than he to help in this! All the best!


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