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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-13-2012, 01:07 PM Thread Starter
 
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So ever since I set up Lyles cage yesterday and he went in, he's been terrified of me. He wont let me come anywhere near him unless I have a treat or a toy in which case he grabs it and runs away. Weird because the first day he was asking me for rubs all the time and playing on the floor(that was at work). So maybe hes just scared of the new environment? He panics if I get within a foot so I dont do that unless I have some kind of treat. I know these bigger birds can easily become phobic so I'm trying to give him space. Ive just been singing and talking to him from afar and then playing the game where he takes his toy and throws it and I keep picking it up and giving it to him he seems to enjoy this, should I just keep doing this and give him time? He comes out of his cage in on his own but again runs away from me

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Toos!
Highly strung, sometimes unpredictable.
In a whole world of their own.
Take him away from the cage.
1st day, he saw you as his safe place.
Now its his new home which he obviously loves.
He'll come around.
Have you tried ignoring him?

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Yeah I tried leaving him all evening and in the morning he leaned in for rubs but then he was weird again. How should I get him out of his cage without panicking him? I was able to get him downstairs today but then he was very nervous and just wanted to be on top of my head so I took him upstairs he sat on my toe for awhile but wouldn't let me touch him, if I say step up when he's off his cage he will but he immediately goes onto the top of my head and looks more panicked up there. That makes sense about the safe place I can tell your right about 'Toos being in a class of their own it feels like I have to be very careful in my interactions with him. He does however love his cage and toys he already learned to open the foraging toy, destroyed the foraging box, got the treats out of the treat hider and tore up the mini popcorn bag. Thanks a lot for the info Kate

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I would just let him come out on his own terms. Sit in the same room as his cage and ignore him until he can't help but come over to you for attention. They are so unpredictable

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Thanks Daisy I'll try that. Its killing me cause I just want to cuddle him and teach him tricks and play ball

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