I think it’s important not to feel, as parrot owner/slaves (ha), that what seems to be a step back isn’t always so. Kokkie has days she prefers to be in her cage. She can go a whole day and not want to come out even if the door is open. That doesn’t mean she’s failing or we are failing. It means she may feel “touched out” or have had enough. Just like people, our feathered kids need space sometimes. Kokkie does this every week or two. It’s just how she is. I used to worry but she’s just wanting some “me” time.