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Re: Pajarita's update

Postby Pajarita » Tue Apr 10, 2018 10:08 am

She is doing GREAT!!! Eating produce [today was green beans and pears], stepping up without a problem [although my husband wanted to scratch her head and she lunged at his fingers -but, like I told him, it was his fault because he would not like a stranger touching him, either!] and, the day before yesterday, she got on my shoulder and was preening my hair and kissing my neck! What a sweetheart!!!! But, as it always is with new birds, she is like the song: hot and cold, yes and no, in and out and, so far today, she has refused to leave her cage even though her door has been opened since 6:15 am. And we are still trying to figure out what she calls herself because one thing I know is that it's not Gryphon! I started calling her Griffa or Griffy but it doesn't seem to 'register'... There is one sound that she makes often, it sounds like Keh koo and it is a common quaker vocalization so I might end up calling her Keku.

Zoey Senegal is sticking to me like glue, something she does every time a new bird comes in so I was prepared for it. And Davy Redbelly is fascinated by her -most likely because with her turquoise and grey coloring, she resembles a female redbelly a lot.
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Pajarita
Norwegian Blue
 
Gender: This parrot forum member is female
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Location: NE New Jersey
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Flight: Yes

Re: Pajarita's update

Postby liz » Wed Apr 11, 2018 5:42 am

Myrtle would not let me touch her until she was able to fly again. When she landed on the floor she would come to me and climb up to my shoulder so I could walk her back to the top of her cage.
I did do a kind of flooding though. I would back her up until she had to step up. I would then say "pretty bird pretty bird ha ha ha" then set her back down. I don't know where I came up with that but she learned when I asked her to step up that she would get only that much contact from me unless she wanted more. She then started stepping off the top of her cage to my shoulder so I would give her a tour of the house and it's people. I did not keep her more than a minute before walking her back to the top of her cage.
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Macaw
 
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Re: Pajarita's update

Postby Pajarita » Wed Apr 11, 2018 10:23 am

I was able to scratch her head and neck yesterday afternoon but, today, she came out when I first uncovered and opened her cage, rode my shoulder and spent some time on the canary hens flight cage while I was doing them. Then I put her on her stand on the table while I was doing the parrots cages in the living and dining room but, right now, she is still in her cage even though her door is open. It's OK, it's always like this with new birds, two steps forward, one back, two forward, two back, etc. It's just a matter of sticking to the routine and being consistent and, eventually, she will join in just like all the other birds.
Pajarita
Norwegian Blue
 
Gender: This parrot forum member is female
Posts: 12595
Location: NE New Jersey
Number of Birds Owned: 30
Types of Birds Owned: Toos, grays, zons, canaries, finches, cardinals, senegals, jardine, redbelly, sun conure, button quail, GCC, PFC, lovebirds
Flight: Yes

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