African Grey seems timid
Our African Grey, Rudy, talks almost non-stop from early in the morning to evening. He plays and just seems to be very happy and healthy. He is a year and a half old. We got him when he was first weaned at about 3 months old.
At first he would happily let anybody hold him. Now he seems very timid when we open his cage to get him out. When his cage door is closed, he will hop over to the front of the cage and give kisses through his cage to anyone even strangers.
He has a pretty large cage. However, he will not come near anyone with his cage door open. He acts very timid and nervous. We just got him a manzanita tree stand, and he seems to love being on it after he has been on it for about half an hour. But again, at first he seems very nervous, and we can see his little chest trembling.
He has never been mistreated in any shape or form. Why has he become so nervous about letting people near him when his cage door is open or when he is outside his cage on his tree? And why does he not like to be held anymore?