Hi! Hoping to get some help and advice. I bought a Ringneck 8 months old a couple of weeks ago. He's now in quite a large roomy cage and of course was quite scared to begin with. He backs away to the furthest corners of the cage whenever I go near it and when I change the water and food bowls he clambers around all over the place trying to get away! He started the odd squak and a couple of times started to imitate a whistle I kept doing. I opened the cage up and he quite readily came out, went around the room and eventually went back in. It got to the point I could put a piece of apple on the end of a very long stick and he'd very cautiously nibble it from inside the cage (grab a bite then retreat to eat) Great! I thought he was getting used to me and the environment. But this week his behaviour has changed and he has become more scared He still backs away and flaps around inside the cage when I get near or change the bowls but now he takes quite some time before leaving the cage and backs away/is scared of the long stick as well.. isn't tempted by the apple piece on the end of it. Plus he has stopped making any noises at all. He still eats from his food bowl after the coast is clear but definitely seems more scared of me (and my other half!) He's eating cucumber pieces, seeds. I put in some leafy greens, carrot bits, peas but he seems to only eat the cucmber and apple pieces. I put some apple in his bowl after he's out the cage as a reward I suppose for when he goes back in. Help!