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I finally have my new Senegal Parrot

Postby PatrickAlan » Tue Mar 07, 2017 8:16 am

I am delighted and happy that I have finally acquired my new Senegal Parrot baby - He/she is 3-Months old and I picked him/her up on Saturday. He is very sweet and doing well. He loves his
vegetables and his Nutriberries so far. I'm looking forward to watching him grow and mature .
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Re: I finally have my new Senegal Parrot

Postby stevesjk » Tue Mar 07, 2017 8:34 am

Congratulations! Got a name for him yet?
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Re: I finally have my new Senegal Parrot

Postby PatrickAlan » Tue Mar 07, 2017 8:38 am

Yes, for the time being he/she will be named "JoJo". If the DNA testing proves he is a Male, then it will be "Joey/Joseph". If the DNA testing proves she is a Female, then it will be "Josie/Josephine".
But in either case he/she will be called "JoJo".
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Re: I finally have my new Senegal Parrot

Postby Michael » Tue Mar 07, 2017 9:58 am

Hey congrats, Senegals can be really wonderful!
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Re: I finally have my new Senegal Parrot

Postby alienlady » Tue Mar 07, 2017 1:29 pm

Congratulations! I hope you will post some pics of JoJo for us.
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Re: I finally have my new Senegal Parrot

Postby PatrickAlan » Fri Mar 10, 2017 9:55 am

I've tried to post a photo of JoJo, but it's telling my the file is invalid or the file is to large.

It appears that JoJo has found his Voice. Bigtime! When I left the room this morning, I heard this
loud screeching. I thought there was a Macaw in my bedroom. Ouch! Now I have to find out how
to prevent JoJo from screaming out like that when I leave the room.
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Number of Birds Owned: 3
Types of Birds Owned: 2 Male Gouldian Finches, and 1 Senegal Parrot
Flight: Yes

Re: I finally have my new Senegal Parrot

Postby Wolf » Fri Mar 10, 2017 7:14 pm

Senegals are a companion species of parrot and this simply means that they will bond with humans better than an aviary species and because of this they require a lot of attention from their humans. They require close to 4 hours of out of cage time every day with most of this spent in close personal contact with their chosen human.

They are fairly independent as far as parrots go but they are still parrots and they are never alone in the wild from the time they are born until the time of their death and they count on the closeness of their mates and their flock for their sense of security and well being. When you brought this parrot home you became its parent, flock and eventually its mate so it depends on you to fill all of these roles in its daily life.

This calling for you is actually quite normal especially given the circumstances. There are many people that recommend that you ignore the birds screams, but I am not one of those. when your bird screams for you it is taking a big risk as in the wild this type of screaming will attract a predator looking for an easy meal. What I do for this flock calling is to always answer the bird and then as soon as the bird quietens down just a little I appear in the birds space and not only check on the bird but answer it as well. I also pick out a whistle of just one or two notes as my answer to the flock call ( if you can whistle) or a word or short phrase to use as an answer to the bird. Over time the bird will usually pick up on my answer and start using it as its flock call provided that you are consistent and keep using the same call. This allows you to choose a call that is not as loud or as nerve wracking as their natural call.

I hope that this will help you through this.
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Re: I finally have my new Senegal Parrot

Postby stevesjk » Sat Mar 11, 2017 5:43 am

PatrickAlan wrote:Now I have to find out how
to prevent JoJo from screaming out like that when I leave the room.


As soon as you find out can you let us all know.
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Re: I finally have my new Senegal Parrot

Postby PatrickAlan » Wed Mar 15, 2017 8:57 am

JoJo is having a bad day today, and he has been calling out since he woke up this morning. Mind you I am sitting at my desk right next to his cage yet he continues to call out. I guess he is bothered by something or just woke up on the 'wrong side of the bed'. It takes me back to when I had my Nanday conure, who would call out constantly the moment you left his side - but his calling out was a lot louder than JoJo's. So I'm confused as to why JoJo is calling out nonstop this morning. He is very ancy and doesn't even appear very interested in his breakfast of veggies this morning.
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Re: I finally have my new Senegal Parrot

Postby alienlady » Wed Mar 15, 2017 12:40 pm

Could it be that Jojo just wants to sit with you and not in the cage?
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