So I've only had Emerson for a little while now but his previous owners got rid of him because he wasn't very friendly. He has no problems with me putting my hands in the cage and moving things around or taking food out of my hands but if I go to touch him or try to pick him up he freaks out. I always try to scoop him up from the side and not grab him from the top but it doesn't work. If I do manage to pick him up he tries to jump off my hand right away. I can lay my hand right next to him and he doesn't even flinch or look at it. He always comes right to the front of the tank when I sit next to it and even if I'm across the room and he sees me looking at him he'll come over to the glass. I'm just not really sure what to do. I sit next to his tank and talk to him every day and he loves to watch my dogs play. They were guessing he's about 8 months old.