Nova has been with me now for 2 weeks tomorrow. It feels like much longer than that. I mailed out his DNA test last Wednesday so I'm still waiting to hear back from them, but in the meantime I'm just referring to Nova as a "he".
We've been playing lots and interacting, he gets about an hour of out of cage time daily, but mostly likes the comfort of his cage. I try to bring him out as much as I can, but I'd say it's about an hour a day, he hangs out on his play gym, watches TV with me, I sing songs to him or listen to music with him (so far I can't figure out what kind of music he likes, though I was hoping he'd be a heavy metal fan like his mama, doesn't seem like it
We spend time together daily and I've brought out the clicker a few times. He seems to have understood within 5-6 clicks that if he touches the target, he gets a bite of his almond. Sneaky little bugger tries to take the almond into his foot so he can take more bites.
He definitely loves head scratches, he buries his head into my hand so I will scratch his head. He lets me touch him all over. I can open his wings, play with his feet/toes. I can put my hand over his back. He is very tame.
My fiancé and kids will try to touch him, but they are too nervous, so if he moves, they pull back fearing to get bitten. So he doesn't really interact with anyone but myself.
He started making a new noise the last few days, but only when I'm not in the room. I can hear him, he sounds almost like a squeaky toy. It's a new sound, and I wonder if it's him trying to mimic some words. We'll see. Up until now, he's only really make 3 different types of noises, a purring, a screeching and an even higher pitched screech... this squeaking is new.
He screeches when I leave the room. And I try not to go back into the living room until he stops, but sometimes it's hard if we are going out, the front door is in plain sight of his cage, so he thinks I'm there for him, but I don't acknowledge him.
I'm having a hard time getting him to eat his fruits and veggies. I've tried chopped, mashed, and even whole on a skewer. He nibbled at some carrots and apples, but that was the extent of it. I made some birdie bread, still not interested. I'm not giving up though!
I'm more than open to any advice or comments! I'm very much loving this board and look forward to checking in almost daily!!