This is kinda an update from my first post that I had made when I got my bird. He is doing very well
he is trusting me a little more day by day. I actually messed up really bad though a little while back.
So i have had him for a total of two weeks on today and he seems to be warming up really good. About 5 days ago on Monday i would say, I came home with a new cage for him though because the one he was in was WAYY to small. Some people would say that the cage I had him in would either be a travel cage or a cage you would bring a parakeet or really small bird to the vet in.
I know it was bad to have him in that tiny cage from the beginning but i had my first bird in there (Which i still have him downstairs lol) and he seemed to do very well. I upgraded for him later so i thought I could do the same for my new bird. He got comfortable really fast in the cage, even explored it on the second day home and found his food on the first!! He's really smart and alert. But when I came home with the cage I had the hardest time deciding if i should let him settle for a little longer or if i should just change cages right then and there. I made the decision to change his cage.
This could have been a mistake but even though it didn't go well it didn't go bad either. I mean after I got his new cage set up and started taking his toys out of his old cage and put them into his new cage all there was left was him. This i knew was going to be the hardest part. I know its terrible but i tried to grab him with my hand. I didn't use a towel because he's not towel trained and I didn't wanna give him a heart attack or risk him getting a nail caught on the towel and ripping it off.
He was so scared he got past my arm and started to frantically fly around my room(my door was closed so that was okay). He was scared enough he kept flying into things so I eventually stopped chasing him and either let him land or fall until i eventually caught him and got him in his new cage. It was all bad and i was worried for my little bird and tried my best not to scare him and I felt so bad afterwards but I think he felt better with more room and bars not messing up his pretty tail feathers.
He has been slow to trust and shy of my hand when I try and give him a treat but that's understandable so if he freaked out i took my hand away. He is slowly learning to trust me again and i wish it wasn't so hard but I am willing to try hard to earn his trust even if it means leaving him alone for most of the day except when i feed him a treat or change his food and water. He did start tweeting at me and answering me when i whistle back
i know it's been hard on him with the move being sooo big already and then a scary hand grabbing him to move him to a new cage again but i know he appreciates the space. He even started doing wing exercises which are sooooo cute!!
Anyways just wanted to let you know whats been going on with my new bird since he's going to be a big part of my life for many years to come
Below is a pic of him and him in his new cage