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Hi godsrummer209, like it has been said already, give Leo space and time. He has to feel secure in his new home and life. It takes almost every parrot no matter their age when first getting them time to adjust to new people and surroundings. Sometimes a parrot can easily take 6 months to a yr. More times that is a mature parrot that carries baggage from a previous home where they may not have been treated well. Hand fed babies usually come around much sooner with gentle care and understanding.
I brought my Blue Throated Macaw home on the 8th of this month. He is almost 7 months old. He was quite scared of me and his new home for the 1st few days. I didn't do anything more than talk sweetly to him and go into his enclosure to feed him and clean up. He would move to the opposite side and his cage is a 5'X5'X6'. The 2nd week he decided to venture out on his portable play perch that I would push up to his open door. I took him back to his cage the same way. Week 3 this past time off from work he decided I am his new Mommy, wants to be on me any time he sees me and wants a little comfort food. That is soft warm foods that feel to a baby like he is still getting fed by his parent which is me now.
Just thought I'd give you a little hope from my recent experience that Leo will come around when he decides it is safe and ok to do so. They really have to decide this on their own. It will happen and Leo will be eager to be with you and learn every thing he can.
Last edited by Turquoise; 11-28-2014 at 09:22 PM.