Hello! I am Cristina and I am very happy to be here. I apologize for grammatical or speech mistakes, but I do not speak English well. I have no experience with parrots, and I bought my little girl grey,Luna, just 5 days ago. She is a beautiful little girl for 4 months, very quiet and silent. She was extremely friendly on the first day, she came to my shoulder and gripped me slightly in my ear, groping slowly, playing with hair, sticking to my neck and being very sticky. I, my son and my husband, loved her, very much. I work at home, so I can spend a lot of time with her. She often flies on my head then lowers her shoulder and sometimes on my arm. It stays on my shoulder as long as I leave it. I'm worried about the fact that she does not like the cage at all. I never force her to get in, but I manage to get her to come in every time with a hazelnut or sunflower seeds. I always talk to him as a child, I tell him what I'm doing, but he never answers. She just looks at me and seems to understand. While we are together, it is very quiet and silent. Surprisingly, though, when my son comes, he whispers and makes a lot of sharp sounds, makes the turtle and he always responds with chirping. After only 5 days, he knows very well to distinguish us and behave differently with each of us. It seems incredible how fast she has adapted, but We worry about walking in the cage, because she is very agitated when it's closed.
Last Edit: Jan 11, 2019 8:42:15 GMT -7 by cristina
Hello and welcome to the forum. She might not talk yet, some don't start until they are older than four months. They do have different relationships with different family members. It is normal that she wants to be with you, they like to be involved with everything. The ideal situation is that she knows there will be times when she has to be in her cage and grow to see it as her own space, so it is good that she will go in if you give her a treat. Has she got plenty of toys?
Is she her usual self otherwise? Is she drinking okay, what are her droppings like? Do you have an avian vet near?
Thank you, Jane! My dear little girl, Luna, eat and drink outside the cage. When he drinks, he fills his beak 4-5 times, then stops. Is very clear that she does not want to be in the cage, but there are times when we leave home and have to be there.
I always have another 15 minutes to talk to her, to calm her after putting him in the cage, but he does not seem to hear me either. She does not want to play with the toys and all but she is very angry and nervous . She Ignores them she also bangs her head on the bars harming herself trying to get out, it hurts to see her unhappy in her cage.
I think you might have to lead by example. Greys are flock creatures and will usually follow our lead. If the cage door is big enough try leaning into the cage yourself and spend time and attention at the cage - maybe put on a big show of being very interested in it. ( I have done this myself when Mitzi would not go in a new cage)
She might be frightened of the cage at the moment but she has to learn it is not a frightening place to be.
Somewhere in another universe, dear brother, you got saved.
Thank you for the advice! I will be back with information about her behaviour.
Years ago when Sid did not want to go into the cage, I would put a little of his favorite food in first, and make sure he saw me put it and I would place him in also, after a few months he was more comfortable going in on his own for a a couple of grapes, or a few nuts. It was ok to use their favorite food to alter the behavior in a good way. Sometimes we need to give in a little for for the training. This is a great place for learning different ideas.
Thank you all! I do not know how I would have done, without this forum. Luna goes to the cage always to eat his favorite food (hazelnuts) but after she's done, she wants to go out and hit the cove with his beak. That makes me fearing for her safety and uncertain that I'm doing right. Now that I found this forum, I feel more secure. We love this grey, very much.