stevesjk wrote:No i wouldnt get a mate for it if i were you, he has you both home all day and to him you are his flock - chances are he wont get on with another bird now anyway as hes imprinted to you, all you'll be doing is creating jealousy issues.
liz wrote: If I have oatmeal I separate some for them before milk and sugar. I separate their share of veggies before they get salt and butter. The food looks the same to them but what I give them will not harm them.
Bird woman wrote:Hi Louisa , welcome to the forum. One of the most important things to teach our birds is to be able to play and keep themselves occupied when we're busy or not there. Although human contact time creates a very strong bond that is most important it is also as important to let them gain some independence. It is the role of us women to want to treat them as our child , nurturing them and being there at every beckon and CALL, BUT THIS WILL CREATE A LITTLE SPOILED MONSTER SCREAMING EVERYTIME YOU LEAVE THE ROOM. So you must provide lots of other stimulation , training sessions , foraging toys even music and TV. As far as the food thing they always want what you have and when a bird eats out of my plate I keep a separate fork to hand feed them with , then they think it's mine. Remember Good luck on the table manners all mine except one mollucan are piggys. BW
Pajarita wrote:Hi, Louisa and baby GCC and welcome to the forum!
OK, let's see. At 6 months of age, she is still a baby. A big baby but a baby nonetheless so she needs the reassurance of your presence to feel safe and that's why she screams when you put her in her cage. It is great that you can have her out all the time but, as you have already learned, they do get into everything and that can be dangerous for them so cage time is necessary for their own protection. Having said that, the trick is to put them into their cage always at the same time. Captive birds benefit highly from a very strict schedule and routines. The fact that everything always happens exactly the same way and at the same time every day gives them a sense of being in control of their lives which, in turn, makes them feel safe.
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