Good morning, everyone! It took me an evening to gather my thoughts because I was so excited when I got home. So, I don't have pictures because I was a derp and forgot my camera, but I think I've fallen in love with a rescue bird. I went in thinking I would get a Poicephalus of some sort, but nope, it was their African Grey (no idea what type because it didn't occur to me at the time). Unfortunately, I don't think this bird returns my feelings. I can spend two days per week volunteering for as long as I need to before I take it home. I want to make sure it considers me a friend before I change its living space, especially because of its species. Here are some personal traits: Cage Territorial - but loves hanging out on the door to his cage. At the rescue, all birds are allowed out of their cages unless unattended. The smaller birds have a little aviary all to themselves. This Grey, along with a strange Cockatoo and a Caique, are the only ones that don't wander around. Plucker - I have to ask next time I go, but it looks like he's a plucker. Thankfully, most of his down feathers are intact. I don't know if that means he's stopped plucking while at the rescue, or if he hasn't advanced to that stage yet. (I can't address this medically until I adopt him.) Old Grump - He just gives off that vibe. I don't think he's a cuddly one. The other Greys interacted with at least the birds around them. I will say that he imitated a popping noise I made--too cute! Age Unknown I plan on sitting down near his cage and making him some simple paper foraging toys (so he knows there's something inside), and once I know he tears them up, putting them outside his cage. It seems like peanuts are a bad treat for Greys, so I might go for dried fruit instead...unless someone else has some suggestions? All of the birds seem to have company--this bird was in close vicinity to two other greys and a cockatoo (with their own cages). He also has food and water outside his cage and a play stand nearby that he doesn't touch. Maybe he hates other birds, or...? I don't know what his home situation was like. Any other suggestions on how I can befriend this Grey would be very helpful. I am not looking to 'tame' him--just to prevent his plucking and gain his trust.