a few questions and concerns along the way.
Ok. Tomorrow will be 2 weeks since I brought Ziggy home. He's still very skittish. He will let me get my finger up to him and pet his belly if I move EXTREMELY slow. So I pet him a little then just hold my finger against his belly for a bit then pet him some more..talking to him saying what a pretty bird, such a goood boy the whole time. I try to remove my hand BEFORE he gets tired of it. If i move just the slightest bit too fast he spazes out and clings to side of cage.Is it normal for him to STILL be so scared of us? I'm assuming yes but IDK. He's actually escaped out the cage door a few times and I just calmly but quickly scooped him up and put him back in. Boy can he bite HARD!! LOL I know he's scared so he bit me
So, when he DOES escape should I give him time outside or scoop him up an put him back right away? I swear when I am doing something in Zig's cage you can tell by the look in his eyes he looking to escape! He's a wildman! LOL At this point I'm not sure how well he can fly-I'll explain that in a minute.
He mostly still just sits there doing nothing UNTIL Levi does a flyby (they're in separate rooms but since there's a big archway between room Levi flies in and immediately turns and goes back to the living room. At first Ziggy didn't respond at all. NOW when he see/hears Levi fly by or hears him in the other room he chirps up a storm and hops all over his cage almost like he's franticly calling Levi to HELLLLP I'm over here!!!! Levi pretty much ignores it and has never even come close to checking out the strange bird in the other room. He'll chirp to Ziggy every now and then but otherwise he could care less( I think Levi thinks he's a human! LOL)
So my next question is should I move Ziggy's cage in to the livingroom with Levi so he can at least SEE him and watch how he interacts with us?? Or will it make it even harder on Ziggy not being able to get out and fly with Levi yet?? I feel sooo darn bad for Ziggy cause I know he used to being with other birds and he sounds so darn pathetic trying to get Levi's attention.
Ziggy still doesn't play with any toys and if I try to show him what they are he freaks out, so I don't do it any more.
Ok, on to the IDK how well he can fly...Ziggy's flight feathers went from this
in just what...TEN days??!!! What the heck???? HOW did they grow sooo fast?! I think they grew an inch in the past 5 days! I swear I haven't used any Miracle Gro!! LOL
I know his flight feathers are uneven but I really don't want to clip him again. I want him to be able to fly. Probably be harder to train him if he can fly but..And not only that but obviously if they are growing that means they're blood feathers right? So can't clip anyway?
I know I just wrote a darn book for yall to read but I'm really so confused as to what to do with Ziggy. Any suggestions? Has anyone ever introduced a wildman to a very tame almost human birdy before? Will Ziggy possibly learn from Levi, or doesn't it work that way? I just wish Ziggy would realize we're really NOT going to hurt him. I'm afraid if I let Zig out at all before he's at least a little bit tame,I won't be able to get him back in his cage or he'll freak out and hurt himself. AHHHHH I'm sooo confused!!!