i dont know if its time or safe to let my bird out his cage
hi, i have a peach faced loved bird. i have had him for about three months or so. i understand that patience and training would be key in getting him to trust me and do certian tricks that would help in letting him out his cage daily. so far i can put my hand in his cage without getting bit i can feed him from my hand, and he does a little target training. but as soon as i got to trying to step up or pet him, i noticed he was uncomfortable ready to fly or bite. so i didn’t push. the thing is that while i continue to have him step patiantly, i want to let him out his cage i hate having to see him in there all day. but i am not only scared but worried that if i let him out, i will to be able to get him back in his cage, since he wont set up on my finger yet or let me pet him. he is able to fly, i thought of wing clipping but the process of having to get him hold him down to clip his wings, i fear would stress him out and set me back alot as he would be scared of me after going thru all that. so i just dont know what to do. do you have any ideas that i can try that perhaps will help me get thru the petting and step up process faster, or a way to let him out and get him back in his cage knowing i am limited with the interaction with him, to just hand feeding him. anything would really help and be appreciated so much. thank you
the only time i have ever held him was the first day he arrived i haved to put him in another cage and he bit me, after that i never tried to get him or hold him. but like i mentioned so far i am able to have my hand near him he wont leave or bite me and i give him food or treats by hand and he does well in target training.