Post: African Grey info please
Posted by Carole on 11/29/06
> I purchased a 2 year old African Grey 2 1/2 weeks ago.
> He's a great bird in many ways...talks a lot, self
> assured, friendly...but I am having a few issues. He
> loves to step up on my arm, but sometimes moves down and
> bites my hand. I know about exploratory bites, and he
> does do these, but then he will bite hard. I tell him NO
> very sternly, but he bites more. Also, he loves to be on
> my shoulder, but goes up by my head and gives me little
> nibbles on my neck, but then proceeds to hard bite my
> and pull hair. I have started to wear a knit hat. He
> loves to have his head scratched and hangs upside down
> from my shoulder for me to do this, but then will start
> bite. The woman I purchased him from handeled him a lot.
> He loves to be out of his cage...but I have 4 dogs...and
> am only to have him out less than 2 hours a day. I do
> talk and interact with him often. When I put him back in
> his cage, he refuses to go and clings on to my shirts. I
> have to pry him off...which results in a few nasty
> I want to get off on the right track with him. I have
> tried to find someone on your live chat, but have never
> found anyone in the room to chat with. Also, I am
> him a parrot mix with lots of fruits and vegetables. How
> important is the Harrison food. I hate to order it and
> have him not like it.
> Thanks for your time.
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