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  1. Pego

    Pego PetForums Newbie

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    Hi, I’m new to this forum and not very good at these things, so please bear with me! I would appreciate any help
    I can get . We have an African Grey who we bought from some people 7 years ago . We have never been able to get him tame. He used to let me stroke his head but I can’t do that anymore . He has started biting me when I put my hand in his cage. When he comes out it’s impossible to get him back into his cage . He will sit on our shoulders , but if I go near him when he’s somewhere else other than on my shoulder , he’ll bite me. he has also pulled out some chest feathers . He talks well and has a varied diet . He doesn’t SEEM distressed but often does a piercing noise and often won’t stop for ages. Someone told me he looks under weight which really worries me now . Although someone else he doesn’t . He’s always looked a bit scruffy soncecwe got him . What am I doing wrong ? I’m at the end of my tether . Please can anyone help ?
     
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    Is he ok now? I had a problem with my half tamed crimson going through a stage of looking ruffled, being more aggressive and pulling on feathers violently. I found this was because he was beginning to molt and when birds begin to molt they experience discomfort and pain from being touched and just in general.
     
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    Hi Ember. Thank you for replying . No he’s been like it for ages. He had never really been that tame
     
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    Hi Ember,
    Thank you for replying . No he’s never really been that tame . He wasn’t handled much by his previous owners, he is 7 now and I wonder whether it’s too late now? He isn’t moulting and his feathers startcto grow through and he pulls them out again . I’m trying to get a pellet based organic food in case it could be his diet as I read this is better.
     
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