Well, for starters, if you have to wake him up in the morning, you are not keeping him at a solar schedule and, at his age, he could be overly hormonal, especially if he is not eating a lot of produce daily. Grays are not easy birds to keep. They are highly intelligent, very picky eaters, they don't bond with other birds and require an inordinate amount of our time because, even though they are only cuddly during hormonal times, they need us there for them for hours and hours and hours during the day. Mine are happy just perching on my shoulder and looking on everything I do with just a head, cheek or chin scratch every now and then. It's only during breeding season that they want more touching but even then we need to be careful and only touch their heads.