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Okay, so it's been 4 weeks since I bought my now 7-month old bird from the pet shop.

My bird was never too afraid of my body, but is/was deathly afraid of my hands, since those are the scary big bad things that forcibly pick him up from the ground (came with wings clipped). During the past 3 weeks (left him alone for 1 week with food bowl inside cage to get acclimated to new environment) I've been putting his food bowl on my desk next to the cage, so that he has to travel outside to eat.

Now that he's beginning to be comfortable and only seems to hate my hands and not other parts of my body, today is the first day I put his food in my hand; took him a few hours to actually get on my hand and eat, but he did it!

So if your bird is afraid of your hands, try putting food in your hand and just leaving it there for him to look at, investigate, then hopefully eventually come on over!
Over the next few weeks hopefully he will learn to trust my big scary hands!

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That is wonderful! Way to go, Chirpy! He did it! You must be feeling pretty darn good and proud of your little guy! It took a lot of courage for him to do that. How did it feel with him on your hand? I bet it was wonderful. Food is a great motivator for birds. Keep on doing what you are doing and he should eventually get over his fear and start to see your hands as a good thing. Well done! :)
 

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Wonderful, Im so happy for you.

I do not have the patience to sit there for an hour. Ive tried millet but I only last about five minutes. I do however give treats outside of the cage so he comes out quite often.
 
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