Tonight I had done a big clean of the perches and replaced a woven soft perch so Chy went and hid under the kitchen table refusing to go in her cage. I had to pick her up and put her in the cage closing the door behind her. She sulked at the bottom until I covered her up. Then I heard her climb up onto her sleeping perch. If she can't see the scary perch, it doesn't exist.
These greys are something else!
Max, CAG (In my heart forever) Taz, Tiel (Rest in peace my sweet girl) Chyloe, CAG
Those are funny stories! Sometimes Manzi gets defiant like that, but the last couple years I've been using his favorite treat and he happily goes into his cage to get it. Every once in a while, he'll refuse and run to the top, back of his cage where I can't reach him, but I just walk away and his desire for the treat gets the better of him.
These are all funny. Ruby is a real pill when it comes to returning to her cage, and I mean a REAL pill. Can't say as I totally blame her of course!
The only exception is bedtime where we have a ritual where she goes behind a pillow on the couch (we call it her "cave") when it gets dark. She'll cuddle up in there until around 10 or 11 when we go to bed, at which point she'll do a 'step up' like an angel and usually even give a few kisses while I'm walking her to her cage.