Hi, I'm Tide. I've had my male winterwhite for about a month and a half. I used sunflower seeds to tame him, the process took a little under two weeks. It didn't take him long to figure out that if he stuffed the sunflower seed(s) into his cheek he could save time. He doesn't seem to notice much when I enter/leave the room, if I walk up to his cage he runs up to the petting area and waits at the lock. When it's opened he stands up (holding onto the edge) looking around and will wadle from side to side to see what's going on however he rarely wants to climb into my hand, making it seem like just looking around is enough entertainment for him. He also doesn't like to leave his cage for more than a minute or be too far away from the cage. When my hand is in the cage, he'll play with me, using it as a step to get to high spots, or a bridge to climb a few inches out side of his door to look around (all though he never stays for very long if he willingly leaves).
1. Is he a homebody/shy or am I doing something wrong?
2. What can I do to build a stronger bond with him so that he'll want to play outside of his cage?
3. If I walk around with him in my hand, he walks in circles as if looking for a safe way down? Does that mean he's nervous? He seems to only step down when my other hand is there, so I can't tell if he want's to keep moving or is trying to escape.
Edited by Tide, 29 March 2012 - 11:51 PM.