Thanks ya'll i really appreciate the feedback. I think that it just might be his age. He is MOST uncoordinated.. it is quite funny to watch him try and grab pellets with his feet..he kind of sneeks up on them sideways..and sticks his foot in the bowl. I just laugh. It might be that he is very comfortable with me and just doesnt grip so tight. I would hope that that is the case. I did notice a little while ago.. that after we had cuddle/play time..i went to put him back in his house (which is a double mccaw cage..more than enough room thankgoodness!)..he did not want to go back..and i got a stronger grip on my hand..which is encouraging.
again thankyou for keeping me from freaking out. I do so love to learn all i can about him to help make his life more meaningful and exciting.