I just bought a Peach-faced lovebird last week who is 5 months old. Initially he was very scared and would not eat if anyone was watching or anything. But in this one week he's made some progress in that regard. I've been whistling to him and talking to him, spending as much time possible with him, and he's my sweetheart. He plays around in his cage and looks content most of the time, so that's a good sign too.
Well, the problem is that I want to tame him, feed him, and hold and pet him, but he doesn't allow any of that. When I put rice or any fruit in his cage, he doesn't even touch it. Initially, he would try to come out of his cage, but I didn't allow that since he had wings, which I just got clipped yesterday.
I've left the door of his cage open since yesterday, but he still won't come out. When I put my hand inside the cage, he gets terrified and starts flinching around. Can anybody advise how I can get him to come on my hand?
Also, since I've left his cage door open, I've noticed he roams around on the roof of his cage too. I think it means he's trying to come out, but he doesn't in the end. He just roams around on the roof hanging upside down and goes back to his original spot. Does anyone know what this means?
Any advise or help would be appreciated! Thanks ya'll