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Possibly, Daisy. Greys are just...a nervous wreck all around, as I see it! But there are ways to overcome it, and some of these problems Greys have are of course in their nature but are due to poor socialization as a young chick and or habits the hand feeder had when hand feeding...Such as, I just read that when Greys cry out even when they aren't hungry and were just fed, as babies, and the hand feeder ignores them instead of petting them or giving them some type of attention, in fear of the baby becoming a "spoiled" bird, but that could be bad and lead to problems in the future. Just one example of many, if you're following me.
I still think bigger is better always, although sometimes there are ways to adjust the bottom of certain cages up higher to therefore make the bird feel better if perhaps they were "phobic of large spaces." Sometimes it's just a matter of changing the height of the actual whole cage if there are behavioral problems in birds and it is the environment that is causing it.
DIGBY 4-year-old male Congo African Grey
Last edited by Abby; 08-02-2011 at 09:46 PM.