About 2 and a half years ago, a Guinea showed up on our property and adopted us. Named him Toot. He's now friends with a peacock that also walked out of the woods, I'm thinking they were from the same place and could have even known each other, but I'm not sure. Peacock would have been young. But they hang around together all the time. 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!