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Old 09-22-2011, 10:43 PM
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Need some advice Blaze has been home a week.

The first full day we had him, he LOVED us. He wanted to be with us constantly. On our shoulder, on our hand, etc. The second day when my husband got home from work, Blaze went CRAZY. He just could not contain himself. He was screaming and jumping and fluffing his feathers up and down and kissing my husband repeatedly. He also really enjoyed watching bird movies on Youtube. He would respond by screaming back at the birds that were talking. He would get really curious and come to me from his cage.

Now...he wants to be in or on top of his cage. We tell him to step up...he will get on our hand and immediately fly back to his cage. He has zero interest in us even though we do try to interact with him a lot. He's lost all interest in bird movies.

He is only 16 weeks old.

I really don't know what to do. I really want him to interact. He doesn't seem afraid or anything...just ornery. He wants to remain perched on top of his cage. And lately he has made a nest of sorts in the blanket that covers his cage. His cage is against a wall. Each morning when we uncover him, we roll the cage cover all the way to the back of the cage. So it covers approximately one inch of the cage during the day. At night, we unroll it to cover the entire cage again. So...the other afternoon he was perched on top of his cage on his rope perch and he disappeared. We searched for him and he had made a little nest in this cover. Now he wants to hide in there constantly. At night while inside the cage, he sleeps hanging on the side of the cage by his feet so he can be close to the cover.

His first "attachment" was the rope perch on top of his cage. He didn't want to move from it. We would try to get him to play on his swing or many of his other toys and he would pout and then climb out and get on the rope perch on top again (even though he has a rope perch inside also).

I've thought that maybe he is cold...even though it's roughly 75F in my house and the room where he is is not drafty or anything.

*sigh* Just want him to be happy.

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Old 09-23-2011, 12:30 AM
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Re: Need some advice

aww, Im sure he is happy, dont beat yourself up! he is probably just trying to adjust still and now that he is comfortable with you he is testing his boundaries. Im still pretty new to this bird thing so I could be way off here, but I say just give him a little more time. Also I dont know how you feel about them but my lil Rio has a "Cozy Corner" and she snuggles up to that thing every night (it really is cute to see) maybe one of those will help him with his snuggling issue. Good luck to all of you! Keep us up to date on how he's doing!
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