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Post: Can an African Gray be agrophobic?

Posted by Janice Kirk on 11/09/07

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    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
    behind furniture.

    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.