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I have a severe macaw who is a delightful bird, when i spend time with him (talk/play with him at his cage) hes great, content just happy that im even in the room hell sit on the rope perch outside and purr you know chill and he could be like that for awhile he wont ever really get anxious or mad at me. He also will be generally happy being on my arm and purr so thats nice for pets/cuddles but of course i cant really do much with him on me all the time and he wouldnt like me trying to anyways . So for out of cage time that leaves me wanting to set him down on a chair or couch or something and be calm and happy with me in the room like he is when hes sitting on a perch at his cage right? I mean it should be the same. So what happens when I put him on a chair for example me prepping breakfast in the kitchen, he will sit on it and start preening and be happy for about a minute maybe two if we’re lucky. Then he’ll start making his anxiety i want to leave noises and do that standing wing flap thing. Unfortunately he cant fly because his wing is amputated, so i think that contributes to this cause he cant go where he wants to go. I talk to him every thirty seconds to try to entertain/calm him down hopefully but that doesnt really help he just goes back to being restless right after. If anyone has any thoughts on this or maybe thinks it could be possible to train him to be content for periods of time being on something thats not me or the cage? Thank you!