My husband continues to sit with his grey parrot to encourage him to eat.
He will sit there for as long as a 1/2 hr. per sitting.
There are times the bird will bang his beak and screeches to get him to sit there so he can eat.
I have told my husband this is not a healthy behavior as the bird is depending on him to eat.
Am I being too cautious?
The bird is not depending on him to eat.
In the wild birds spend 60% of their time seeking food and 40% of their time trying not to be food.
Birds eat all day (and night) long not in 2 or 3 meal periods like humans.
I would advocate you sit there with a “cat that ate the canary” grin as you watch a 450-gram flighted animal teach a human how to “sit, stay”.