Post: Can an African Gray be agrophobic?
Posted by Janice Kirk on 11/09/07
My African Gray, P'body, is 12 years old and over the last
month he no longer wants to come out of his cage. When he
does, he will be coaxed to get on my finger and as soon as
he is out of the cage he begins screaching very loudly
like I'm killing him, and flys to the floor and runs
He has stopped eating his crunchies food and prefers only
the nuts and fruit I give him each morning. He will eat
his crunchies about 15 min before I cover him for the
night - about 9 p.m. I still maintain our daily ritual of
opening his cage door and spending time with him and my
Senegal every night in their room. He no longer wishes to
join us in the living room as he used to.
If anyone has anything to offer on this problem, I'd like
to hear it. P'body's history was at the age of about 5 he
was stolen from our home when it was broken into (3 times -
2nd time they took him and Forrest, our Senegal - he was
gone for 3 months and returned). Other than that horrible
experience, his life has been pretty simple.
Posts on this thread, including this one
Can an African Gray be agrophobic?, 11/09/07, by Janice Kirk. Re: Can an African Gray be agrophobic?, 11/09/07, by Rose. Re: Can an African Gray be agrophobic?, 11/09/07, by GreyLady.