Thanks so much Cheryl, he is good outside his cage just nervous and
jittery when he hears noises etc, but only at times. He spends about 75%
of the time preening or eating outside so he must feel safe enough. He
hasn't nipped or gotten aggressive except for the cage thing. I'll keep
working with him inside his cage moving slowly etc and working on dowel
step ups inside. I hope once he realizes "I" am not a threat when he is
inside perhaps one day he will let me use my hand but we'll see when I
believe that day has come; long road to travel but looking forward to it.
THANKS-it's people like you that make the board worthwhile.