Hi Im Tracy and I own an 8yr old amazon named Peaches. Ive only have had her just over a week. She was and is a little skittish. But ive made some progress with her. She has settled in her new cage and comes out to visit on her perch outside her cage. Yesterday I was able to spend the day with her. I have a 1" wooden dowel about 3ft long left over from making perches for her. I was able to coax her to step up on it and took a journey around our home. She was talking and cooing on and off. Our journey lasted about 35 mins. And when I took her back to her perch, I told her what a good job she did and asked if I could rub her head. She bowed down and let me run head head almost a min. I was really excited about our progress. Today after I got home from work , I worked with her some more and took another walk. I took a little break and sat down on the couch with her on the wooden dowel and was talking to her. She bowed her head and wanted me to rub her head again. This time it laared alot longer and she was cooing. Our little trip lasted about half an hour. I'm so excited that shes coming around!!! My goal is to get her to step up on my arm without trying to really bite me. I think someone in her last home was mean to her cause she very timid towards me putting my hand in her cage and also trying to get her to step up on my arm. She is becoming more trusting I can feed her treats by hand and if I dont have treats she tries to bite. I still have along road ahead of us. But im looking forward to developing a close bond with her. If anyone has any advice I'd really appreciate it.