Hi, My name is Billie I just bought my first parrotlett 2 days ago. His name is Petrie, I have carried him around on my shoulder since I have gotten him, but when I go to get him out of his cage in the mornings he runs from me. He is 9wks old. I have had cockatiels but got them when they were older and not tame, so was excited when I read about the pocket parrots and how they love to be with their human and how they bond. Have thought about buying one of those expensive tapes about training your bird, which don't mind the price if I really need it. Am I expecting to much to soon!