I have kiwi the IRN which is about 6 months old, we have had him for almost 2 months now, he is much better than we first got him but he is soo nervous around me and more around my husband, he steps up sometimes especially if we show him a sunflower seed which he is crazy about, if we don't offer him anything while stepping up he will use us to get to higher perch, obviously he will clipped before we got him and I'm pretty sure they did a bad job, he is not able to glide and fly but cant fly higher than where he is already perching.
to be clear the daily routine is I give him something to eat in the morning go to work and come bk at 2 pm get him out of the cage, he usually heads straight to the window and nothing can stop him from getting to it, he seems to be obsessed with watching the outside world, that's when he ignores us or gets more scared of us than usual. I just let him watch for about half an hour to 30 min while I do my house chores, when I finish I offer him food and sit with him sing and talk to him, he would eat and then id get him a toy that I fill with seeds (4 sunflowerseeds) when he's done with that I do some training with him like step up and getting him to let me touch his head and beak, he would let me do it coz he knows he'll get something out of it but I can tell that he doesn't feel comfortable with it. this would take around 2 hours when hes done id put him in his cage to sleep.
he seems less nervous around me and more around my husband, I want him to get used to us.
I want to know if its bad or cruel to let him watch out the window.
I would appreciate all ur replies