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Hello all im that new flock memeber! AKA the boyfriend!

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Hello all im that new flock memeber! AKA the boyfriend!
« on: January 20, 2017, 02:03:53 PM »

Hey Guys!

Names Tommy! My GF Lesley and myself have done the leap and got ourselves a flat and well.....

I have also gained a new friend Star a 9 year old Grey who i must say is a beautiful bird!

She was originally Lesley's family pet but the bond she has with Star was to strong so shes now become the feature of our living room. Shes settled great and Lesley spends huge amounts of time with her.

But im that newcomer and she really is scared of me and wont tolerate my presence. So i have done a lot of reading up on African Greys and now im here to use the forum to get a more detailed experiences for all you guys!

So now ive introduced myself where can i get good tips on how to gain this birds trust and affection!


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Re: Hello all im that new flock memeber! AKA the boyfriend!
« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2017, 02:23:13 PM »

Hi and welcome :)

firstly some pics of Star please :)

Who feeds Star & gives her treats? I assume Lesley, so for a start see if you can help with that, maybe just sit by Stars cage and offer her favourite treat. But don't force it, if she's scared and you push it, you'll cause problems.

You do need to be aware that there's a chance she may never come to be your friend and only ever tolerate you at best, and at worst may try to attack you, but hopefully you can gain her trust. They are fickle buggers, but amazing too :)
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