I own a grey which I bought 14 days back. I dont know its exact age. I guess he will be around 1 year.He growls a lot and doesnt let anybody to come closer.He doesnt come out of cage also.But the situation has improved a lot. Now he doesnt growl as much as he did at first and also takes food from my hand but still doesnt come out of cage.What is the proper way to start taming?When will be the proper time to bring it out of the cage and how because it bites a lot.
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I own a grey which I bought 14 days back. I dont know its exact age. I guess he will ... taming?When will be the proper time to bring it out of the cage and how because it bites a lot.[/nq]This "may" be hard to do as it looks like you bought a bird that was not well tamed and socialized. Where the hell did you buy the bird? There is a lot too this and if you do it wrong you can end up with a real mess on your hands with a large intelligent Parrot. It would be very hard to start from nothing here like this. You can read the archives for this group and find enough info to read for days, but "I" would recommend you start with an Avian Vet first.

Take the bird in have it checked and tell the Vet you bought it having no idea what you were doing and now need help fast. They (Vet) may be able to point you to someone who can help you. You really need some hands on help from a person who knows birds. The bird you chose will live as long as a human and can bring a lifetime of enjoyment, or if you do things wrong now, it can become a little monster. Try to get some info from a person who can work with you in person.

Do it now, not later on.

"Everything in excess! To enjoy the flavor of life, take big bites. Moderation is for monks."
(Lazarus Long)
I own a grey which I bought 14 days back. I dont know its exact age I guess he will ... time fo him to get used to you and his new surroundings, maybe months, so you mus be very patient

However, it sounds like you are making good progress already - taking foo from your hand is an excellent achievement. I always believed that the wa to a bird's heart is through his stomach, by giving him treats If he does not come out of the cage, how about if you just leave the doo open and let him come out on his own, without you directly encouraging hi to do so? Maybe put a treat just outside the door to attract him to explor a bit
Continue with the feeding with your hand, get him used to your presence an your hands. When he is no longer afraid of you, you can begin to tame hi more (by putting your arm or hand into his chest and getting him to step u onto it). But if he is still scared of you, then there is no point startin the taming process yet. But the most important thing is that you must b patient. Good luck!
Mongo's abolutely right. Be patient, could take months. You'll learn to read your birds "moods", don't force the issue if he's obviously warning you (by growling). Food is definately the way to his heart. Talk softly and be patient. Make sure he has lots of toys to keep him from getting bored. A birds curiousity is a very strong motivator. Once you find a favorite food (maybe an apple or something, leave his cage open and sit right there and snack on it.) He won't be able to resist getting himself a taste. Have Fun with it.
I own a grey which I bought 14 days back. ... of the cage and how because it bites a lot.

Well, you have only had him for 2 weeks - it can take a much longer time for him to ... no point starting the taming process yet. But the most important thing is that you must be patient. Good luck![/nq]Every thing Mongo says I'd agree with. In addition I'd recommend that the birds cage be located where he can be fairly near you as much as possible. Presently he's scared of all the change that's taken place in his life. New surroundings, a new large predator near him, and no certainty of your intentions. Only time and your good behaviour will allow him do decide your ok and let him realize that would make a good companion. You can't force that to happen.

You can only let it happen. What you've got going for you is that parrots crave companionship. They'd most likey prefer another bird of their own species, but a human will do if the human behaves reasonably like a friendly bird. What do friendly birds do? Foremost they provide companionship. They just sit near each other when resting. They warn each other of danger. Once they become freindly they may offer each other food. Birds touch each other with their beaks, not their claws.

They will provide mutual grooming. What they don't do is grab each other and try to drag them from their perches. In other words don't try to make your bird come out of its cage. That's someting a snake or weasel would try to do with bad consequences for the bird. Do your best not to frighten the bird and just let it decide your ok. Most likely that will take a couple of months, but it could take years or never.. Your bird's past experiences will other humans will have a major effect on how long it takes to accept you.
When flock birds sleep they sit close enough together to provide security. Sleeping near your bird is a good way to let it become comfortable with your presence. In my opinion a T stand set so your and the bird are at eye level is much more "friendly" than having the bird in a cage whether it's locked or open.
My female CAG is sitting on my lap while im typing this. She'll sleep perched on the foot of my bed tonight as she does every night. She feels safer there than alone on her perch. She doesn't even have a cage. She has two T stands, one by my desk, one in the living room with her food bowls. She chooses which she goes. She's about 14 years old and the best behaved of my parrots though not the most cuddly. She doesn't like to be handled. Picking her up by the body will get me a solid bite even after years of living together. As with most parrots she likes to have her neck and head scracched gently, the parts she can't reach with her beak.
Thanx for such a wonderful advice.Its really a good idea to keep the cage door open so that he can come out.And I think he will definately come out.But after he comes out how will I manage to keep it back into his cage again.Because his bites are really painfull.And one good news is yesterday he allowed me to touch his beak.And when I was touching his beak he closed his eyes as if he was enjoying it.The same thing happened today morning also.But after a while he again tries to bite an indication to leave him alone.My email
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You can keep sending me such wonderful advices.
Thanx for your advice.One good news is yesterday he allowed me to touch his beak.And when I was touching his beak he closed his eyes as if he was enjoying it.The same thing happened today morning also.But after a while he again tries to bite an indication to leave him alone.My email id:talk 2 (Email Removed)
You can keep sending me such wonderful advices.And also one problem is he doesnt eat any vegitable or fruit.He only takes sunflower seed,corn and unhusked rice.Even I didnt give him any seed for the whole day so that he takes the vegitables.And still he didnt take any vegitables or fruits.I gave him carrot,beans,apples,oranges,guava.He tasted them once but he didnt like those things.So after that day if I didnt give any seed and provide vegetables and fruits he doesnt touch them at all.What will I do?
Try getting him to step up to a hand held perch, a stick, dowl or something like that. If you gently put this against his breast and at the same time say step up, gently press it against his breast, he will step up. It's really important to keep practicing the "step up" command, it should become automatic for him. This not only establishes a bit of authority for you, it also will help if you need to get him out of trouble someday fast.
As far as the fruits and veggies, keep them available for him. Also, be careful how much seed you give him, it's like candy for him. He'll eat it all day, much like a child and chocolate. Get a good quality pellet from the pet store. Make sure to get to an "Avian" vet ASAP. They will help you with any and all questions.
Yes! keep the bird as close as he can take without freaking it out. only feed it morning and night before he goes to sleep at night is the best time. Just before it gets dark outside. put a whole bowl of food so when he wakes up he will still have some. Make sure you cover the bird when is starts getting dark "outside" and uncover him when it gets morning at least 12 hrs. so he his time to recoupe his energy. Just think if you were living with giants and you were very afraid.

How much energy would you consume. Take the food out of the cage for the day. Than at night or when ever YOU eat. breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, sit by the bird cage. Let him see you eating. offer him a bite if he won't eat it at first it's ok. Just remember "like every one has said. You have a lot of time so be relaxed and Don't try to pick him up yet. He can take off a finger tip. By dinner time your bird will be very interested in what your eating.

try every time you eat something. He will be come interested. But if you don't make progress the first few days don't worry. He will come around. If you do start trying to get near him use a dowel NOT YOUR FINGER! if he bites the dowel just let him so he can see the dowel isn't going to leave just because he bites it. Go slow and enjoy! Niki and Java
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