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new african grey owner in need of help!
« on: February 17, 2014, 03:38:50 PM »

please help me.

I bought this African grey here in Baghdad and in the store the guy showed handling the bird on his arm without much biting.
also scratching his head didnt have any aggresive biting behaviouor at all.

Then I picked up the bird and all was ok. he was on my arm without any issues. (this is at the store)

Ok so then I bought the bird, brought him home and now i have him in a nice corner setup in his cage.

I have taken the top of the cage off however he insists on staying inside the cage.

reaching for him will immediately make him snap at me wanting to bite.
if i try to take the bite he doesn't back off. in fact his bite is not very pleasant. its deep!

heck. the guy said he even talks.
i haven't heard him say a word ...

they're telling me he's getting used to his new environment.

i am sorta scared this may not be true and he may turn wild ...

did i get ripped here?


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new african grey owner in need of help!
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2014, 03:45:15 PM »

He needs to get used to you & his new home, he was in an environment he knew when he stepped on your arm, now it's all different & he'll be scared.

You need to win his trust, sit by the cage, talk gently to him & do it lots, he'll come round eventually but it may take a while, don't force yourself on to him.

While he's getting used to you I suggest you do lots if research about African greys, you will need to learn lots :)
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