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Adopted African Grey
I adopted a new African Grey, he is 4 years old by the name Kramer. He has a tremendous vocabulary and is quite funny. My problem is he does not trust the hands. He will not step up for me and I have been working with him for 6 weeks, He screams and tries to bite (not hard) but enough to know that he means business, but it becomes a run away. The only times that I have had success is when he flies from the cage and lands on the floor. He screams but he steps right up. I then walk around with him and make him step up over and over (screaming each time). I am not really sure why he is so scared of the hand, and he will not even go near a stick. He is also frighten of my husband and son.
Yes I am hand feeding and that is not a problem, and i can now touch his foot not that he's happy about it.
I know it will take time, but I want to know if anyone has any other ideas.