parrot wont come near me!!
i have just been giving a green amazon parrot as my uncle didnt have the time to give it the attention it needed, it was in a large cage in a hallway,but spent most of the day on its own ,im not sure what species it is,im having trouble finding it!it is dark/dull green with a sort of lighter green,maybe yellow scaley neck,i say scaley as the edges of the feathers look black,it has a red belly and the edges of the wings are black,it is roughly 14- 16 weeks old.
I have had the parrot for over a week now,i have read up on training techniques but i cannot get my parrot,whos name is chuck by the way, to come near me!and i thought it best to let him settle first.
At first if you went up to the cage,it would swoop down to the bottom and hide under the ledge for a couple of hours,i am able to aproach the cage if i walk slowly to it,he seems to have calmed down slightly,yet is still nervous and flys to a perch which is further away!
i sit at the side of the cage and eat my dinner an sometimes he will watch and then go an eat his own.
For the first 3 days he didnt make a noise,then my 2 year old daughter started to sing and he started squarking, if we play music or the hoover he will squark too.
I just dont know where to go from here, do i give him more time to settle in or will he never like me as he is used to being alone?
Thanks in advance Lyndsey