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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 10-02-2010, 06:11 PM Thread Starter
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Unhappy Some advice please!

we have got a african grey her names Georgia and shes and year and a half, well yesterday we let her out at about 1 in the afternoon and she came back in her cage on her own about 4 to get some food,
well at 10 last night she was at bottom of cage scratching her foot on the sandsheets and trying to stick her beak out, well i assumed it meant she wanted to come out ( just looked it up and i was right lol)
so we let her out and i thought give her few hours and she will get hungry or thirsty, so we let her out at 10 and it was 3 in the morning when i finally managed to get her back in basically she was falling asleep on top of her cage, but when i went to get her to step up she kept constantly trying to bite me so in the end after 5 hours i got a glove on and luckly she just went back in the cage, we have only had 2 and half days she isnt really tamed even though she randomly went on mine and my boyfriends hand, and then when we started to get her back onto our hand to put her away thats when she started biting,
we have had a busy day today but we have been with her mostly all day talking to her shes said some words, but we havent let her out cause she was naughty yesterday by biting and not going back in, its now 11 at night and shes at bottom of cage telling us she wants to get her out, problem is were in bed and its gonna be like last night again where she isnt gonna go back till early hours of the morning. we were on about taking her out her cage like every affternoon and not night time

if anyone has got any help on taming her, getting her not to bite and trust us, it would help alot
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I would cover her cage with a nice heavy/dark blanket, tell her its bed time and turn off the lights and go to bed. She may give you a hard time for a few days/weeks, but you have to be in control and not the other way around. She has to learn not to bite so when she does tell her no and place her in her cage for a short time(?) and begin again. Good luck to you! She sounds like a wonderful girl.
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First, if you can get ahold of a copy, read the book For the Love of Greys by Bobbi Brinker. Greys are sensitive.

Will she take treats out of your hand? Is there anything she really loves as a treat? It is always great to put a treat in the cage when you return her to it.

I know you want to let her out, but, honestly, I think I would leave her in the cage and work on gaining trust while she is in the cage for a while. You want to build up some trust and give her many positive interactions with you before you have to do something negative with her, if that is possible.

Unfortunately, I have to admit that the book gives you a lot of don't and tells you a lot of things to do without really telling you how to get there, but I still think it is a very good book about greys.

I wish I had more advice right now, but I think the most important first step is to gain some trust while she is in the cage so you absolutely don't have to do anything to her that will give her any negative feelings toward you.

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I commented on your other post about her. Hopefully it will help you do some basic training and stuff and like I said it helped with my friends grey and bgm
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