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Hi Everybody! New guy here.

Postby Callmestu » Tue May 15, 2018 3:05 pm

While I am new to these forum things I have had two Amazon parrots since 1997. Unfortunately my dear Taco got sick and passed away in 2017 but I still have my darling little Barnie. She is the love of my life. I have been in the hospital for a very long time now and I am very lucky that the vet she is boarding with brings her to see me once in a while. I am eager to see what other bird owners are doing and saying.
Callmestu
Parakeet
 
Gender: This parrot forum member is male
Posts: 1
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Types of Birds Owned: Red lourde Amazon parrot
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Re: Hi Everybody! New guy here.

Postby stevesjk » Tue May 15, 2018 4:14 pm

Welcome to the forum.
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Conure
 
Gender: This parrot forum member is male
Posts: 180
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Re: Hi Everybody! New guy here.

Postby seagoatdeb » Wed May 16, 2018 4:30 am

Welcome
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seagoatdeb
African Grey
 
Gender: This parrot forum member is female
Posts: 1250
Location: Kelowna, BC Canada
Number of Birds Owned: 2
Types of Birds Owned: Red Belly Poicephalus and a Meyers Poicephalus
Flight: Yes

Re: Hi Everybody! New guy here.

Postby liz » Wed May 16, 2018 5:41 am

Callmestu wrote:While I am new to these forum things I have had two Amazon parrots since 1997. Unfortunately my dear Taco got sick and passed away in 2017 but I still have my darling little Barnie. She is the love of my life. I have been in the hospital for a very long time now and I am very lucky that the vet she is boarding with brings her to see me once in a while. I am eager to see what other bird owners are doing and saying.


Kudos for that Vet.
Welcome to the forum.
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liz
Macaw
 
Gender: This parrot forum member is female
Posts: 6856
Location: Hernando FL
Number of Birds Owned: 11
Types of Birds Owned: DYH Amazon Rainbow
BF Amazon Myrtle
Cockatiels: Shadow Tammy Tommy Flutter Phoenix Jackie Andy Gimpy Louise
Flight: Yes

Re: Hi Everybody! New guy here.

Postby Pajarita » Wed May 16, 2018 9:00 am

Welcome to the forum! I am so very sorry for the loss of your Taco and double kudos to the vet!!! Hope you get better soon!
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Norwegian Blue
 
Gender: This parrot forum member is female
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Location: NE New Jersey
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Types of Birds Owned: Toos, grays, zons, canaries, finches, cardinals, senegals, jardine, redbelly, sun conure, button quail, GCC, PFC, lovebirds
Flight: Yes

Re: Hi Everybody! New guy here.

Postby Jeihoodie » Tue May 22, 2018 9:36 pm

Great to meet you, hope you get better soon!
Jeihoodie
Parakeet
 
Gender: This parrot forum member is female
Posts: 2
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Types of Birds Owned: green cheek conures/parakeet
Flight: Yes

Re: Hi Everybody! New guy here.

Postby Ruby2017 » Wed May 23, 2018 1:19 am

I just got an almost 2 yr old African Grey named Ruby. Any ideas on how to bond with her. I know it takes time. She was with one owner & he loved her but knew he no longer has time to spwns with her. She is really sweet but scared so she tries to bite when I need her to step up. I dont want to push her but I'm afraid that if I don't handle her she will get mean. I've only had her since Sun. I just want to get off to the best possible start.
Ruby2017
Parakeet
 
Gender: This parrot forum member is female
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Re: Hi Everybody! New guy here.

Postby Pajarita » Wed May 23, 2018 10:30 am

Welcome to the forum! I am afraid that you are going about it the wrong way. Parrots, just like people, don't like it when strangers [which is what you are and will be for the next week or so] take familiarities with them so, please, stop asking her to step up because this is counterproductive and might teach her that biting you is OK.

Just let her come out of her cage if she wants [open the door and walk away] and spend as much time as you can [but it needs to be, at least, 3 hours during the day -never at night] in the same room with her. Talk, sing, whistle, dance, etc and, every now and then, offer her a treat from your fingers BUT if she doesn't take it, just leave it where she can reach it because this is not a reward for something done well, it's a gift from you to her, a token to show her that you want to be her friend. Once you see that she is eager for your company and wants to take your relationship one step further, you can start asking her to step up BUT if she doesn't want to do it, don't insist. You cannot force or browbeat a parrot into loving you, you need to win it over.
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Norwegian Blue
 
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Flight: Yes

Re: Hi Everybody! New guy here.

Postby Pajarita » Tue Jun 26, 2018 10:58 am

Welcome to the forum! In case you did not notice, these would be the little pictures for the birds you keep: :greycockatiel: :swaying:
Pajarita
Norwegian Blue
 
Gender: This parrot forum member is female
Posts: 13312
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

Re: Hi Everybody! New guy here.

Postby Zorro_the_bhc_2015 » Wed Jul 25, 2018 11:58 am

Ruby2017 wrote:I just got an almost 2 yr old African Grey named Ruby. Any ideas on how to bond with her. I know it takes time. She was with one owner & he loved her but knew he no longer has time to spwns with her. She is really sweet but scared so she tries to bite when I need her to step up. I dont want to push her but I'm afraid that if I don't handle her she will get mean. I've only had her since Sun. I just want to get off to the best possible start.

Try clicker training
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Lovebird
 
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