just wanted to update my bonding with my lil boy :3
if you remember i told you that he was afraid of my hand and sometimes jump on it other times running away. well we made biiig improvements
everytime when i go out of the room he start crying - come back where'd you go? and won't stop till im back. if i talk back to him he calms down but if he doesn't here me he chirps loud nonstop
when i reach my hand to him he usually jumps on it, only sometimes he feels like it he toddles away but usually he wont :3 he's still too afraid to eat anything from my hand, but doesnt seem to be that afraid if i slowly show sg to him. he's new favourite sitting place is the side of my glasses
and bites the lil' metal thing on the side. so i had to attach colorful strings to side - now i look ridicilous - and he bites them now - so its worth it. when i approach the cage he comes to me willingly even fly to my shoulder on his own, won't bite my hand anymore - only on rare occasion but i know why like he wants to sleep and i want to put him down. when he sees me going towards the door he runs to me getting in the to pose: looking where he can get on me and leans forwards and looks for a spot, and won't let me out! we started the mimic training and learning to talk. i'm excited, he's trying already and i can recognise the syllables at least.. also he likes it when i give him big kisses
he's not afraid if i reach to him or gently grab him to put him back he won't bite, he's not traumatised(oh my he grabbed heelp) but rahter wants to come back!
it took me like half a year so those out there who are fighting to earn their trust and think he will hate me: i felt the same. it really is true that you need: time, patience, let him dictate the speed of bonding, don't force him/her anything, and baby stpes. everything lil by lil one after other. mine was not exactly the best one cause he still won't listen to commands and he can be stubborn but its his personality. i assume every bird has one and they are different - mine's a single, im his flock
so DON'T GIVE UP! everyone told me these and i was like naaah they will never work. but it does. it does
2 problems still remain. 1: i can't get him to eat veggies or fruit. he eats sepia sand, but other then that, seeds, millet, vitamins droplets in water. and thats it. he won't try the rest. 2: can't get him to teach come here (there are sometimes if im not careful i have to use the ladder) or step up. if i reach my hand out 75% of times now he does but... thats not the real thing
any tips? and found a 3rd
he doesnt like water.. or doesnt want to take a bath. it might not be necessary but i really do like him to try it least.. maybe he would love it!
thank you all for all the help before and anew