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Re: An old bird

Postby alienlady » Fri Feb 10, 2017 6:18 am

That is a shame I do hope you manage to solve the problem. I have seen the clear film in shops here so they are probably available on Amazon. :P
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Re: An old bird

Postby Georges mom » Thu Jul 27, 2017 10:48 am

Update on George.... Hawks are gone!! Found out it really wasn't George they were targeting though I'm sure he was a nice bonus. The Hawks were starting to come one right after another and finally realized it was chipmunks they were hunting. I have a tree close to the house that I hang bird feeders from. Birds would come in droves to eat, seeds would drop to the lawn, chipmunks were coming to eat the seeds on the ground and the Hawks would swoop down and eat the chipmunks. It was a feeding frenzy for all. I had Hawks on my deck, my roof every tree in the yard some even came in real close and landed in the grill on the patio. Had to get rid of bird feeders my husband was unglued with all happening. Now for George, just had him to vet for full checkup. She said he was beautiful upon his appearance and office just called and said the same about all oh his labs. His weight is exactly the same and she trimmed his nails and had to have a smitch taken off his beak for it was a bit to long and should of broken off but hadn't. She said for an older bird his health is excellent. I couldn't be happier :) . Last time she did his labs was right after I got him and she said they were ok. I've taken all the advice from everyone here regarding his diet and care and thanks to all of you he's gone from OK to excellent labs. :thumbsup:
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Re: An old bird

Postby Navre » Thu Jul 27, 2017 12:38 pm

Great news!
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Re: An old bird

Postby Pajarita » Fri Jul 28, 2017 8:22 am

Yes, indeed! Very good news! It means you are doing a good job, too! :thumbsup:
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Re: An old bird

Postby alienlady » Sun Oct 15, 2017 8:38 am

That's fantastic news ! So happy to hear it :D
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Re: An old bird

Postby Georges mom » Thu Nov 09, 2017 8:19 pm

Hello everyone.......just checking in to say hey and update you. I'm approaching my 2nd year anniversary with George and can believe how time flies. The house has quieted down again for our youngest moved out and I no lager watch my granddaughter as my daughter in law had another baby and will be staying home now for a few years until they are in school. I don't know if George is happy or sad about it. When the baby was here (730-5) he remained caged but had lots of commotion and attention. And my youngest always tried to get Georges attention but he was very fickle with her but nonetheless enjoyed her effort. Now it's back to just me and occasionally my husband but when people come over he gets very aggressive and chases them. It's the same people who've always either lived here or always visited. He knows them all! he chased my sister thru the whole kitchen into the laundry room where she had to close the door. Same thing with my son. What's up with this aggression? He always liked everybody and everybody liked him. He'd get treats from them and they all talked to him. Why is he so anti social now with people? He and I are great. His behavior towards me is completely unchanged. Lots of love :)
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Re: An old bird

Postby seagoatdeb » Thu Nov 09, 2017 11:42 pm

Georges mom wrote:Hello everyone.......just checking in to say hey and update you. I'm approaching my 2nd year anniversary with George and can believe how time flies. The house has quieted down again for our youngest moved out and I no lager watch my granddaughter as my daughter in law had another baby and will be staying home now for a few years until they are in school. I don't know if George is happy or sad about it. When the baby was here (730-5) he remained caged but had lots of commotion and attention. And my youngest always tried to get Georges attention but he was very fickle with her but nonetheless enjoyed her effort. Now it's back to just me and occasionally my husband but when people come over he gets very aggressive and chases them. It's the same people who've always either lived here or always visited. He knows them all! he chased my sister thru the whole kitchen into the laundry room where she had to close the door. Same thing with my son. What's up with this aggression? He always liked everybody and everybody liked him. He'd get treats from them and they all talked to him. Why is he so anti social now with people? He and I are great. His behavior towards me is completely unchanged. Lots of love :)


i expect what is happening is that George has now identified very strongly with his "flock" and that is now your husband and you. He is protecting his territory and flock. You will need to work on teaching him how to behave with people and rewarding good behavior.
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Re: An old bird

Postby Pajarita » Sat Nov 11, 2017 10:46 am

It's that he has found what I call his place in the flock. People usually think that the 'adjustment' process is the honeymoon period and that it lasts a couple of months or so but, in my personal experience, it takes about two years for a bird to feel completely comfortable in its new home and to show his true colors. But he could also be overly hormonal... I don't want to presume but if he was exposed to light from 7:30 am to 5pm every single day for the last two years, there, in a nutshell, is your problem. Male amazons are VERY protective of their territory when hormonal, especially if they have identified a 'mate' -which appears to be you. I have to cage mine when people are going to come into the parrot room during breeding season and even when noboby is coming but Precie is sitting on eggs because I don't trust the male not to attack people or even other birds - but they've been 'free' for some weeks now because it's no longer breeding season for them.
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