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what do i do

i've been visting this grey for about 2 months now he is 5 mouths old. and i know how greys pick one person and i was woundering if i can do anything so that he chooes me
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Each bird is an individual. He may or may not like you and you can't force it upon him. He will decide in his own time. Just make yourself seem super fun!
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Maybe lots of yummy treats also, other than that all I can offer is good luck.
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Welcome to the forum

Birds usually bond very closely with their mate...and single birds substitute a person as their mate. However, birds also live in flocks, with quite a few members African Grey Parrots in the Wild - YouTube .

If you want the bird to like you and possibly choose you as his mate you should read "the Parrot Problem Solver" by Barbara Heidenreich. The book gives a very good description of natural parrot behaviors and how to work with them to form a loving, mutually respectful relationship.

Basically, you never force the bird to do anything he doesn't want to. Instead you earn the bird's trust and being a social creature, the bird seeks out your companionship

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the only thing i can advise is spending a lot of time with him or her.

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What everyone else said.

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Some good advice from I can't remember their names is if you want to be an equal or at least friendly companion with a larger bird you need to be just as involved in it's care. Parrots will generally pick a favorite person but that doesn't mean they can't have other friends. Make sure you're the only one to feed and give your Grey treats, etc.
I don't explain it very good!
It was an article on here http://jamiesparrothelp.wordpress.com/ She has amazing advice on owning and living with large birds.

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