I posted a week ago about a parakeet that was found in the woods behind my house in central florida. He was very tame. I have taken him to an avian vet and he has gotten a clean bill of health.
My concern is that since I have taken him in he is not the tame little bird that I found. He will not let me take him out of his cage and if I open his door and he does come out on his own, he will not make up to me at all. He will get up on a stick so I am assuming he was stick trained, but if I try to put him on my shoulder or even back in his cage he will try to get away. He is very quiet normally, however, I notice when I put him outside on my porch or in my sunroom, he really perks up and starts vocalizing and really wanting out of his cage.
I know if his door was open he would fly right away. I am worried that maybe I didn't do the right thing in bringing him inside, that maybe he had been in the wild long enough that that is where he wants to be. Is it possible that he could survive outdoors? He just seems so depressed when I have him inside with us in his cage, he just sits. It is really sad. I just wish he would make up to me. I need some input.
I have only every had store bought birds that were happy in their cages. I have never found one outdoors so I just need some advice. If it is at all possible that he could survive, I would gladly set him free. I just need to know. Please help me help him. Thank you