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Re: our OMG moment

Postby lzver » Tue May 18, 2010 12:48 pm

I'll be referring back to Michael's posts in the fall/winter. Starting in the fall once we close the trailer, I'd like to start harness training both Lucy and Jessie so they can spend time outside of their cages on the deck when they are with us at the trailer next summer. I'm sure it will take quite some time especially with Jessie ... he is a typical phobic Senegal and it takes him a while to get over the fear of things.
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Re: our OMG moment

Postby kimbo » Tue May 18, 2010 1:04 pm

i am so glad you found tattoo i would have been frantic. my sennie flies away in the flat when something scares him. :senegal:
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Re: our OMG moment

Postby MandyG » Tue May 18, 2010 1:12 pm

lzver wrote:I'll be referring back to Michael's posts in the fall/winter. Starting in the fall once we close the trailer, I'd like to start harness training both Lucy and Jessie so they can spend time outside of their cages on the deck when they are with us at the trailer next summer. I'm sure it will take quite some time especially with Jessie ... he is a typical phobic Senegal and it takes him a while to get over the fear of things.


If you don't have a harness already I recommend the Aviator Harness. I have the Feather Tether and it's pretty difficult to fuss around with all of the little clips. I think that's why Mojo doesn't like it anymore, it's difficult to put on.
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Re: our OMG moment

Postby entrancedbymyGCC » Tue May 18, 2010 1:34 pm

So glad this had a happy ending!
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Re: our OMG moment

Postby tattoo » Tue May 18, 2010 1:52 pm

Michael.. i see a need here for a birdie harness training facility (an training in General!!) I will be first in line to sign up! Maybe I can drop him off for a few days?

There are doggy training classes.. why not birdie training.
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Re: our OMG moment

Postby Michael » Tue May 18, 2010 2:04 pm

How much are you offering to pay? :mrgreen:

There may be a subsequent fee for bitey parrots. How does $5 per bite sound? :lol:

PS Can you tell us how clipped your parrot is? Tips of 4 primaries cut? Or more? What is the longest you've ever seen it fly before this point?
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Re: our OMG moment

Postby tattoo » Tue May 18, 2010 2:23 pm

5.00 per bite sounds great to me. Does the length of time they hold on count to the total price? or amount of blood?

I will check to see how many feathers are clipped. He had one feather on one side that was long (i had not gotten around to clipping) but the rest were short.

Are there local groups in the mid-Atlantic region?
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Re: our OMG moment

Postby Natacha » Wed May 26, 2010 6:50 am

I'm so happy you got it back.

For anyone who would still consider taking a clip bird out without a harness or cage..on another forum I am on, a women lost her Jardine that way. I think she had it harnessed most of the time but once is all it takes. Something spooked the bird, it flew off...and hit the water. By the time they got to her, she was dead. It has to be one of the most horrible way to loose a pet.
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Re: our OMG moment

Postby entrancedbymyGCC » Wed May 26, 2010 1:42 pm

It's not possible, let alone desirable, to clip a bird so severely a strong breeze wouldn't have the possibility to carry them off. I support clipping, but I'm not under the illusion that it can prevent loss of a bird outdoors. I may look into harnesses as I'd like to be able to take Scooter out and about more at some point.
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Re: our OMG moment

Postby laducockatiel » Sun Jul 17, 2011 12:05 pm

OMG, I was just sitting here reading the story hoping that you would find him.....at the end you did! OMG is the perfect word there!
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