My bird,Eli, is quite attatched to me, and I can hear him screaming from my open window when I leave my apt, but I am told he calms down when he realizes that I 'm not coming back right away. He also does alot better when I get the chance to take him out before I leave in the morning for at least a few min. How I get him back in the cage, when I have to put him in the cage, I say kisses, th en I p[ut him up to my lips and we give each other a kiss. That's when he knows its bed time and I mean it that it's bed time. If I had my way I wouldn't have a cage for him, but it's safer for him, as I also have a cat. He will ride around on my shoulder or head as long as he can. He stands on the towel rack when I'm taking a shower.