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Old 08-08-2017, 11:32 AM
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Re: Member with Grey needs help!

I advise against getting another bird until the one you have gains trust with you. I put this in a post earlier today, you only get out of a relationship what you put into it.

You need to devote more time to the bird, open the cage and just sit with it, read to it. hang out with it. It's been 4 years and by your own words you haven't even bonded enough for him to come to you or sit on you. Sorry to be the hardass here but you are the one that needs to put in more effort. More time. 20 minute is nothing. To form a bond takes hours at a time.

I could link you to other posts, I think about a third of the posts on here are about gaining a birds trust, but it's really all about you and what your willing to put into it.

Open the cage and just read out loud to the bird, your favorite magazines or Tom Clancy novels...whatever. Have some treats... offer them, if he declines just sit the treat between you. You are going to have to put in the time.

I hope you have the time and do well...But a parrot is not just an investment in money, but an investment in time and love.....to have the good stories and the laughter and the cute videos you post on youtube; you have to put in hours of bonding.

Again sorry for the tough love, but it's fact.

The only thing that might help with a companion is one from a friend that is already bonded. Then your bird might learn from them. but not in 20 minute spurts.
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