Anyway, is there a way to gain their trust and get them to socialize more? I don't know if it's a male or female but I'm guessing male since he doesn't nest. I try to spend time within whenever possible, he follows our horses around and if I bring one of them up, Toot follows. The only time he'll let me pet him is if he's on part of our shed chilling. I was able to pet him tonight and got him to stand on my arm for a few seconds. Is there anything I can do to make him more comfortable around me?
Another question: may seem silly, but can they learn phrases and commands like a dog? I can tell him to get off the road, he gets off the road. I call "come home toot" if he's off property and the bird runs down. Doesn't work with anything other than "get off the road" and "come home toot" which I thought was very strange. But the bird listens. Never showed him what it meant or anything, he just knows and I think it's so cute!