Help with re-homed African Grey Parrot
I need help!! Long story and not sure it will all go here. We took a African Grey from a women that hated it. Don't know age or what treatment it received other than not good. She showed up with "Cleo" in the cage, on wheels, on a horse trailer tied to a 5' rope. There was no way we were going to let the woman leave with her. She wanted to give it away and before we left she wanted $500 which we paid just to not let the bird go back with her...now the issues and advice we need.
She is afraid of EVERYTHING..cannot have anything in her cage..no toys, chews nothing but her food and water. She will come to one spot and let you pet her but no where else. She cowards in the corner digging at the side of her neck. We have now had her for 4 months and very little progress. I'm not sure where to start over at this point. Any suggestions on what we can do to get her to a point of not being terrified? Tried toys starting across the room and slowly moving over, not working. She whistles, talks some and seems content as long as you don't go near her or her cage.
Help!!! She does not pluck feathers, she eats fine. She has to be bored to death. We work 6 hours a day and are home the rest of the time and try to play with her by talking to her all the time.