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what to do if ringneck does not trust you at all

zp1023

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zoe
so i’ve had a ring neck for three weeks and he is still terrified of me and is not making any progress he is already tamed from the person we bought him from. he loved her and would step up with her. he is not doing any of that with me i have tried talking to him leaving his cage open while i’m with him, and giving him treats. he never responds to any treats and never eats them. he is used to his cage and loves it but not people. is there any other methods i can try to get him to trust me?
 

Lady Jane

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Start over again as if this bird is new to you. Be patient as trust of a bird is earned by the human!
 

FeatheredM

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I like to have a place directly next to the cage for me to quietly work next to my birds, it helps show you are gentle and not a predetor 20210814_160509.jpg
 

camelotshadow

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3 weeks is not long.
Go slow & give treats. Talk softly.
 

Phocyn

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To be frank it took my ring neck and I a year to develop a relationship. You need to come around to his language too. You’re a stranger to him. Honestly my Jade hasn’t attempted to seriously bite me outside of grooming for nearly 4 months. Take your time and keep your habits the same around him. What kind of treats does he like and has he shown interest in your food? Birds are often social eaters.
 
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