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Old 11-11-2002, 04:33 AM
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be glad vera, birdo put a hole in my finger the other day..:mad:

i sat down for supper and he got ticked off because he wants to be alone with dh...so i offerred him a piece of tortilla bread and he came over pretending he was going to take it and then zapped my finger instead! needless to say he was immediately banished back to his cage.

i wish i knew how to effectively discipline a parrot!

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Old 12-23-2002, 07:50 PM
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Hi Carol,
My bird and I wish you happy holidays!

I'm letting him out more often but it's incredible how much he loves to shake his wings and I go crazy vacuuming after him!!
He calls me "maman" and I don't know if it's a coincidence or what but he goes back into the cage for his needs...
Which delights me ofcourse!!
I've just received an article on the incidence of Zinc poisoning from the cage and it makes me wonder what to do for my bird to stay healthy. Any suggestions?
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Hi, you guys are so knowledgable so I'm seeking parakeet advice. We've had a little guy about 2 months, figure he was about 6-8 weeks at purchase since he didn't have his spots and his nose color has not changed yet. Hubby's research seem to indicate that a single young male would be easier to tame/bond than a female. My problem is that the bird doesn't always 'like' me. When I try to bring him out of the cage on a finger he usually pecks me, like saying "leave me alone." Hubby does the same and he hops right up. What gives? I was told that some birds bond easier/quicker(or prefer) with men than women and vice versa. Is this true? Also since this is our first bird, we were wondering why he'll go from chirping or singing to scolding and back again? He just seems to scold no one in particular about nothing in particular :confused: Also we haven't been able to find any food that he regards a treat. We've tried fruits, breads, popcorn.

We know that he is a smart little guy with lots
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Old 05-03-2003, 05:53 PM
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i think you just have to live with it. i had birdo for 5 years before i had dh and i was never his buddy. but dh is his absolute darling and can do no wrong! birdo grooms his beard and ear hairs for him, no less.....a sign of true love...

on the bright side lately, birdo is being more receptive to me and will now rub his beak on my nose.....but i'm not allowed to have my hands near him or even in sight. he never said any new words for me but quickly learned dh's name...to his eternal regret...

hang in there.

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Old 05-03-2003, 10:36 PM
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Hi Carol,
I wonder if you can advice...I'm planning to travel for a period of 2 months and was thinking to leave my parrot at a friends'house.
The kids think that it will die according to some story they've heard.and we love the bird too much to take the risk.We'll be travelling to a foreign country. It also means that if I take him it will need papers to travel with, they're pretty strict when it come to greys Thanks Vera
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Old 05-04-2003, 04:15 AM
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that's a good question, as we are planning to go away for away for a few days this summer and will be deserting the children for the first time. i have been in contact with a woman who does "home care" and will take birdo and the two dogs exclusively for the days we are away so i'm hoping that with all of them together things will work out. i'm going to be visiting her soon with a dog to check her place out.

i would think that if your friend takes the time to meet the bird first and let him know her and you know this person is knowledgeable and provide all the comforts of home, so to speak, such as his own toys and cage it should work out. can you do some weekend visits with your bird first to acclimitise him? i believe it is the sudden shock and change that is the hardest.

birdo was two when i got him and came overnight from a breeder's cage to become a house pet with me....who knew nothing at the time! we both survived and he actually was talking by the second day i had him, so he obviously wasn't too stressed out. but considering the little cage they had him in and offered to sell me i don't doubt he was thrilled by the freedom i provided.

so i'd suggest it would be fine and especially if you could make the transition as gentle fas possible for him somehow. these guys are tough little nuts....pardon the pun! by the way....our fellow will talk by speakerphone and can recognise the voice if that's possible...

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Hi Carol,
What you say makes sense! I found some one trustable to keep him but we're leaving for 2 months ..a long time!
I'll still get his travelling papers ready in case ...
Thanks and have a nice holiday!
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Old 05-05-2003, 03:07 PM
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you have a good time too. and be sure to look at the pros and cons of his travelling vs. being in a safe place. isn't there some bird virus out around europe somewhere? i know we have a lot of west nile here killing off wild birds, but i remember something that is trnsmitted to and by humans too. be careful with your precious feathered child....

i just remembered that when we had an ice storm and went without hydro for over a week, i took birdo and sneaked him into a motel room.....he was not happy!

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Hi Carol,

Yes with Sars around and all it's not easy these days.
It really shows us our limitations when we'haven't been able to find a cure for all these viruses!

I wish I could take her with me inside the plane but they forbid it!
Any way don't worry we love her and she'll have a good holiday too!
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I have had ****tiels for yrs but i nave never figured out how to keep the feed in the cage and off my floor does anyone have any suggestions i love her but she is so messy
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