African Grey now territorial in his cage
(Baton Rouge, Louisiana)
We have an African Grey parrot. We got him just after he was weaned at three months old. He is now 1 1/2 years old. We got him out of his cage daily for the first 6 or 8 months. Then there was a period where we were too busy to get him out much for a couple of months.
He still talks up a storm and is very friendly except he will not step up when we put our hand in his cage. He does not bite, but he seems very afraid to come to us on our hand when he is in his cage. However, if we get him out of his cage, he will then step up to anyone. What can we do to get him out of this territorial stage he is in?