a little African Grey (congo) help please?
(Tallahassee, Florida, USA)
i rescued an 8 year old african grey frm a home that simply fed and watered him, then put him away in his cage and ignored him (please not, the food was obviously not a lot...he was underweight!).
we got him to a healthy weight, hes no longer dehidrated, and he spends the night in his cage (which has so many toys, its more like a play pen! lol), but his days among his new family.
he seems to have bonded with me the most. i LOVE this. but because of his past home life, he doesnt seem to know how to talk. he whistels a lot, and i find it cute, but id like for him to learn how to talk if possible. i give him treats for the two things he can say, which are "hiiii" and "awe", and he still says them rarely. but he'll whisle themesongs and sirens all day long. i know that he's learning what we're teaching him. is it possible he just doesnt want to talk?
also, is there anything i can do to make our bond even deeper? he dances non stop as soon as i enter the room. its quite cute. but i just want to make sure that he gets all the attention and love he deserves, as i cant imagine how someone could ignore this handsome bird.
his feathers on his back are almost all back!! :D
sorry for the long post