Hello all , I have a question . I recently adopted / bought a 4-5 year old Congo African Grey ( from some jerk on Craigslist who had him in a small cage etc) and will have him for about 2 months by the time I have to go on a business trip for 13 days . I also have a 1 year old who I’ve had sense he was a baby and the 1 year old and myself have bonded . The new grey steps up to me and we are starting to bond/ make a connection and is tolerating my one year old . My question is will the new grey hate me when I come back from my trip ? I’m a firefighter so I work a 24-48 schedule so they have me all day for two days at a time . My gf works a 9 to 5 job and she will be home to let them out and play all afternoon so his environment will not change just not me home like usual . Thanks in advance for the answers and any advice on continuing to possibly have him bond with my baby CAG will be great . Thank you again
Whenever we went away, my first grey would be mad at me for a while on our return. He would turn his back to me to let me know he was mad. He was a Velcro bird who always wanted to be with me so me being away was hard for him. Chyloe is her sweet loving self even after we have left her for a while.
I guess it depends on your bird's personality how he will react to your absence. One way or another, he will forgive you even if your absence upsets him for a time.
Max, CAG (In my heart forever) Taz, Tiel (Rest in peace my sweet girl) Chyloe, CAG