Walking the driveway
Hi everyone I'm new to the forum and recently got my first pet/bird. The bird I have is a male lovebird (DNA tested) and was born Aug. 21 2018 so it's still a baby plus it was raised by getting hand fed. So far I got it a 68 inch bird cage and always make sure its food and water is still good. The problem is taming it, whenever I stick my hand in the cage it immediately starts screeching climbs to the top corners since its wings were clipped when I got it. On the other hand when I take it out and put it on my shoulder hes completely fine and when I'm holding him in my hand he immediately stops trying to get out of my hand once I start petting him so that's good I guess. He also loves to snuggle between my arm and body whenever I'm wearing a long sleeve shirt. I've also tried holding him to my stomach and petting his head and he seems to stay still and sometimes playfully nibble at my hand not a hard bite. As for introducing fruits to his diet I tried putting an apple slice in his food bowl but he wont touch it and goes for the food right next to it tough he has no problem with millets. So my question is, how can I get him to not run away from my hand/ start training him to step up and how should introduce him to new fruits and vegetables? Also I made sure to do research on what he can and cant eat so I got that covered.