08-13-2018, 10:39 AM
It is very important that you interact with Sif consistently and regularly on a daily basis.
To bond with Sif, you need to build his trust in you.
He will have to learn over time that you will not hurt him.
To build Sif's trust, sit by his cage and read, talk or sing quietly to him for a period of at least 10-15 minutes, 3 or 4 times day. After about a week, rest your hand on the outside of the cage when you talk to him so he will learn that your hand is safe and will not hurt him.
After a week of resting your hand on the outside of the cage, rest your hand inside the cage when you talk.
Donít make sudden moves, donít try to touch him.
Let Sif get used to the idea that the hand is now in his safe place and not harming him.
After 2 weeks, begin moving your hand slowly toward your bird. If he become agitated, stop moving your hand and just hold very still until he calms down. When he is comfortable with your hand near him, you can offer them a bit of millet or a few seeds.
Always work at your birdsí pace.
It takes a great deal of time and patience to gain a bird's trust.
Fruit should only be given sparingly as a treat as it is high in sugar content. Vegetables are a better choice for a healthy diet.