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    African Grey Toy

    I bought my african grey a toy ...
    It is not fancy at ALL though, because he still has his old cage (a new cage is too expensive, but he is let out to play almost 7 hrs a day), and there is not alot of room for toys. But it is just a piece of tightly wound rope, with big coloured wooden shapes strung onto it (none of the rope is exposed). But the thing is, he is scared of it. This is not unusual for him though, he is usually scared of everything, and it takes him a while to get used to it. Do you have any tips as to how I could get him to play with it, or at least approach it?
    Thank you ...
    (ps, I have some pics of him that I will post as soon as they are developed, AND pics of his cage, which is smaller than what I would reccomend for a cockatiel!)

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    Re: African Grey Toy

    Just leave it with him and he'll get used to it... my grey is the same when I give her new toys, but sooner or later curiosity will get th better of him.

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    Re: African Grey Toy

    **sigh** I just needed that reassurance ...
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    he is picky about almost everything :-D
    But I am SOO glad he took to pellets very well, and eats most types of fruit. If he doesn't eat it, he distroys it.

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    Re: African Grey Toy

    Some birds are soo scared of new toys, they'll remain frozen on their perches! poor silly things
    Also, try having it across the room, and moving it closer every day or two, and eventually clipping it on the side of his cage. Once he is used to that, inside the cage

    My tiel HATES colorful toys, and likes the brown/white naturally colored ones

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    Re: African Grey Toy

    Oh ... my birds like colours, his favourite is yellow. He isn't THAT scared of it, he just won't approach it. I have left it on top of his cage while playing, hoping that he will get used to it.

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    Re: African Grey Toy

    YAY~!! I caught him poking at it the other day
    Also ... about a month after I first got him, I changed him over to pellets. He actually took to them right away ... but then my mom bought this seed diet by accident, when I told her to buy pellets again (Hagen Tropician). Now, he was on the seed for a few weeks, but I got another bag of pellets asap. Now, he refused to eat the pellets, instead of seed ...
    Well ... I found a way of getting him to eat them, and some other good veggies. Put the pellets in a container with a little hot water. I shook them up, made them into a mush, and then added some shredded or mushed veggies and stuff. He ate it right away!!! I think I'm gonna do that more often, and freeze it. Are there disadvantages to feeding this "mush" every day, or every second day. I hope, though, to slowly dry out the pellets so that they are more and more whole, so that he will eat them normally.
    Any comments??

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    Re: African Grey Toy

    it is very often fed to chicks as mash, and there are no problems as far as I know . You can use apple jiuce or water to mash it with.
    I sunno how long it will keep frozen, though...

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    Re: African Grey Toy

    o he eats lots of it though ~ I will have it used up within a week. I won't keep it frozen for ne longer than that.

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